Why am I alive?

viaadminTeen Talk, Volume 37

How old are you? Fifteen? Seventeen? Perhaps nineteen? You are beginning to think things out for yourself. Have you ever asked yourself the question, “Why am I alive?”

The sun, the stars and the whole of nature, even your own capacity to think, tell you that there is a God and that He gave you life. One day you will answer to Him for how that life was lived.

Yes, but this doesn’t answer your question, “Why am I alive?” The Bible says, “O Lord… thou hast created all things, and for Thy pleasure they are and were created” (Revelation 4:11). No one is able to live up to this great purpose. God is holy and cannot allow sin in His presence. The Bible says, “There is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not” (Ecclesiastes 7:20).

Because God wants you to be able to enjoy Him now, and to be with Him for all eternity, He gave His only Son, the Lord Jesus Christ to die upon the cross to meet His holy claims against you a sinner. All that God requires is that you repent and trust His Son for your salvation.

The Lord Jesus Christ bore the judgment due to sinners when He suffered under the hand of God in the darkness of the cross. “Christ died for the ungodly” (Romans 5:6). God raised the Lord Jesus from the dead and received Him into Heaven to prove His total satisfaction with the payment made on our behalf at Calvary (Hebrews 10:12).

Through faith alone in the Lord Jesus you can know that you have peace with God, and that God will never bring up your sins against you.

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