Who Can You Save?

“No man can by any means redeem his brother or give to God a ransom for him – for the redemption of his soul is costly, and he should cease trying forever.” (Ps 49:7-8)
 
We cannot save anybody. It doesn’t work that way. The apostle Paul expressed that he would happily give his life for the souls of his countrymen, but ultimately, each person must choose Christ for themselves (see Rom. 9:1-3).
 
You cannot save others, you can only “work out your own salvation with fear and trembling” (Php 2:12). The best we can ever do is choose to serve God ourselves and pray that others will want to do the same.
 
Ignoring sin in the lives of our loved ones won’t make it go away (calling good evil and evil good has never been successful – Isa 5:20). Pretending that there is more than one way to heaven won’t work either (Jesus says that He is the only way – Jhn 14:6). Avoid the hard conversations won’t cut it either (Paul said his countrymen were perishing for lack of knowledge – Rom 10:1-2).
 
The only answer is to point to Christ and then walk toward the Light yourself. There is no other road to redemption.
 
“This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” (1 Tim 2:3-4)
 
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