“One-A-Week Challenge” – Week 36
“I alone am the Lord, and there is no savior except me.”
Isaiah 43:11 gwt
The single truth of God is summed up in this statement. God alone is God, and Jesus alone is the savior of the world.
Deep in the heart of every human is the desire to come to the end of their life and be accepted or approved by their god, whoever or whatever their god is. All the religions and philosophies of the world have as a certain tenet of their belief system the goal of getting to a position of peace.
Jesus Christ is the only Savior there is. “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12) When Jesus was born, the angel boldly announced, “Unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior who is Christ the Lord.” (Lk. 2:11) Even here in Isaiah, the prophet is echoing and quoting God as saying, “I, even I am the Lord; and beside me there is no Savior.”
Someone will say, “Well I believe that Jesus is a way to God, but not the only way to God.”
“Man’s belief or lack of belief in the Saviourship of Jesus does not change the fact that Jesus Christ is truly the Saviour. However, when a man recognizes that Jesus Christ is truly the Saviour and trusts Him to be his Saviour, then—and only then—does that man receive the benefits of Christ’s saving power.”
When Jesus was with his disciples preparing them for his impending crucifixion, he spoke these comforting words to his beloved followers …
“Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also. And you know the way where I am going.”
Thomas *said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going,
how do we know the way?” Jesus *said to him,
“I am the way, and the truth, and the life;
no one comes to the Father but through Me.
John 14: 1-6 nasb
Only Jesus promises and provides peace, because only Jesus is Lord and Savior.