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Many people have the idea that salvation is not only by God’s grace, but also by our works: God’s grace – plus our works – equals salvation. The natural man is always seeking to get saved by his own effort. Not only can one not be saved by doing good, but he who seeks to be saved by doing good is to be cursed (Gal 3:10).

Sadly, many people, after a while, begin to doubt their salvation. They say that they do not feel like they did when they first got saved. But the problem lies in them, not in God. For they have trusted in their feelings rather than in what God has done. The Bible does not say, “if you feel saved, you are saved” and “if you do not feel saved, you will perish.” It simply states that when God sees the blood, He will save you.

The Children of Israel were saved not because of their own merits, but because of the blood of the Lamb. And the Egyptians perished not because of their evil deeds, but because they did not have the blood of the lamb on the doorposts.

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Love is kind

The only one person who truly concerned about us is Christ Jesus. He cares for us, He loves us unconditionally. He demands that our relationships in this world must be in tune with His. We often, pretend that we exhibit these characters of Him in our relationships but in reality we have failed to be like Him. When we see a need around us, most of the time we ignore them. We are like the Levite and the Priest in Luke 10:25-37 busy with our activities. Wherever you live there are needy people close by. There is no good reason for refusing to help them.

Jesus was always moved with compassion and cared for those who are in need. Good Samaritan exhibits the Character of Jesus Christ which we have to follow. We learn the lessons of compassionate love, willing to sacrifice; ready to give to help another person.

Our love for the Lord is REAL only when we are willing to sacrifice for others who are in need.

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