Everyone Is Equally Needy
Even If They Aren’t
We’ve talked about things human saviors do. We’ve talked about the one thing only Jesus can do. We’ve discussed some guidelines for how Jesus works. Now we talk about Jesus’ unlimited ability to save and His open door policy. And, of course, everyone needs what Jesus has to offer.
In short: It is His expressed will that all people should be saved (2 Peter 3:9).
- Jesus is able and willing to save everyone
It is possible that you might need a lifeguard but there are none skilled enough to help. Or maybe your situation is too difficult for them to risk it.
Paramedics may not know how to handle your particular medical problem. Or the highway emergency personnel might not be able to retrieve you from an accident.
Even when they are willing to help they might not be able to.
But, the promise that Jesus makes, the salvation of your soul, is one He never fails to keep. Jesus never fails.
Whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved. Romans 10:9
That’s a “whosoever” statement. All are included. Anyone who does what this verse says qualifies.
And the verse doesn’t say these people “may be saved” or “might be saved,” if God doesn’t have a migraine on the day. This is a definite promise. The outcome is sure.
Anyone who calls will definitely be saved.
In fact, the Bible tells us over and over that salvation is offered to everyone:
- Whosoever believes in Jesus should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16
- Whosoever lives and believes in me shall never die. John 11:26
- Whosoever believes in Him (Jesus) shall receive remission of sins.
- Whosoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst. John 4:14
Every interested party is included. No one is too sinful. No one is too far away. No one requires too much forgiveness.
- Everyone needs and must be saved
You may never need a lifeguard or paramedic but every person needs the salvation Jesus has to offer.
You may be a good person so that may surprise you bot Jesus told Nicodemus – an ultra religious man – “don’t marvel that I said to you, you MUST be born again!”
But don’t take offense. Jesus wasn’t suggesting that everyone is equally sinful. He was stressing the fact that everyone is equally needy.
You don’t need to be the worst sinner or commit the worst sin to need salvation. You only need be a sinner – all of us are, so you qualify.
The Bible says:
For all have sinned and come short . . . Romans 3:23
The sweetest most gentle person is a sinner. The kindest most generous person is a sinner. The steadiest most disciplined person is still a sinner.
Everyone in the water of life is in the process of drowning. Everyone on the road of life is an accident waiting to happen – everyone is dying. Every biologically viable body is corroding.
We’re alive but only just. We’re existing not thriving.
Some have managed to survive drowning situations, get free of car wrecks, escape murderers and even get an education without institutionalized assistance but no soul has ever been saved without Jesus and every soul needs to be saved.
The salvation we need can never be personally arranged. No one is able or lucky enough to get saved without Jesus.