Man is by nature spiritually dead in trespasses and sins (Ephesians 2:1). In our verses this morning we will see what a tragic condition the human race is in apart from the Lord Jesus Christ (Galatians 2:11-12).
“Who then can be saved?” is the question that Jesus was asked by the disciples (Matthew 19:25). Therein lies the amazing grace of God! God in His mercy has provided for us in Jesus Christ a mercy seat or “propitiation” (Romans 3:25), a place to come for forgiveness (1 John 2:1,2).
What is the means that God uses to draw us to Himself? The preaching of the gospel (1 Corinthians 1:18), for “faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.” (Romans 10:17) When the Holy Spirit convicts us of sin (John 16:8-10), we are compelled to ask the question, “what must I do to be saved?” (Acts 16:30, 2:37).
Faith apprehends the grace of God (Romans 5:2; Ephesians 2:8-9) and produces what the Bible says is regeneration (Titus 3:5-7). Thus, as we cry out to God for mercy, this “law of faith” (Romans 3:27) ‘kicks in’, so to speak.
Today, if you hear His voice, harden not your heart (Hebrews 3:7- 8), for “whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13)