Romans 2:17-29; 3:1-8

Our personal salvation is a miracle where God’s Spirit initiates faith in us and we respond by receiving God’s love. We rely on Jesus for salvation, receiving new spiritual life, and we turn away from our toxic selfishness (and self-reliant ways). Remember, it is a supernatural miracle! This produces a change of heart in us. Our relationship with God becomes the priority that directs our relationships with others. Trying to follow the directive of God without a personal relationship with God will not produce life-giving results. You need the help that only God can provide. If you are not drawing that strength for change from God you will always fall short and be frustrated. So, receive this gift from Jesus and draw your spiritual strength from this new relationship.