It is clear that none but the one and only true God can save the soul. No one else but he can pronounce sin forgiven. No one else but he can rescue us from a deserved hell. No idol, no man, no angel can save. Therefore, if the sinner is to be saved, he must come to the true God and depend on him. This verse contains enough truth to save the world; and on the ground of this, all people, of all ages, nations, climes, ranks, and character, might come and obtain eternal salvation. It is because God sustains this character, that all are invited to look to him. The direction to look to God for salvation implies a deep conviction of sin; and a deep conviction that only he can save.
Surely, if a dying, ruined, and helpless sinner will not do so a simple thing as to look to God for salvation, he will be excluded from heaven.
What is more reasonable than that he should require us to do it?
The invitation has already gone from his lips, and the command has gone forth that it should be carried to every creature. Now it pertains to his church to bear the glad news of salvation around the world. God intends that it shall be done, and on his church, rests the responsibility of seeing it speedily executed.
Those that worship idols pray to gods that cannot save; but God says to his people in all the ends of the earth, though they are scattered into the utmost corners of the world and seem to be lost and forgotten in their dispersion, “Let them but look to me by faith and prayer, look above instruments and second causes, look off from all pretenders, and look up to me, and they shall be saved.”
If he is at the same time just - true to his promises; righteous in his dealings; maintaining the honor of his law and government, showing his hatred of sin; and also merciful, kind, and forgiving, it is a ground of confidence in him, and we should rejoice in the privilege of looking to him for salvation.
Scripture Study: Isaiah 45:22; Mark 16:15; John 14; Romans 14:10-11
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