John 6.44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.
Salvation is of The Lord. Fallen man is incapable of coming to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ apart from The Father’s divine drawing. This is a very sobering and humbling teaching of Jesus. It is a statement of our fallen condition, being dead in trespasses and sins. God’s grace is necessary in order to produce faith because sinners are spiritually unable to trust in Christ on their own accord. Jesus Himself acknowledged that all who come to Him are drawn by The Father. All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to Me, I shall I no wise cast out.
How does The Father draw His children to Christ? Jesus Himself said, And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me. This of course speaks of His crucifixion. Amazing! Man’s conversion is a total work of God’s grace. This removes boasting on our part. Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Grace is God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense. Dear reader, do you understand this great mystery of salvation? Can you see the miracle that God has done in you and through you?
This divine mystery compels us to pray and preach the gospel to the lost, because those are the means that God uses to draw sinners to Christ. May the grace of God that has saved you grant you the strength and comfort to abide in Jesus today. The question mark of salvation has been replaced by the exclamation point of faith in the death, burial and resurrection of The Lord Jesus Christ.