Sirs, What Must I Do To Be Saved?

And the keeper of the prison awaking out of his sleep, and seeing the prison doors open, he drew out his sword, and would have killed himself, supposing that the prisoners had been fled.  But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, Do thyself no harm: for we are all here.  Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas, And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?  And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.

Acts 16:27-31

This jailor asked a simple question in verse 30: “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”  In verse 31, Paul and Silas gave him a simple answer: “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.”

People have spent centuries searching for the answer to that very question.  They have gone to great lengths to earn their salvation.  They have done everything in their power to find out what they must do to be saved.  The answer is right in front of them and the answer is a simple one.

Just believe on the Lord Jesus Christ.  We cannot earn our salvation.  It has already been paid for.  We cannot cleanse and forgive our own sin.  But Jesus went to the cross, was crucified for our transgressions and rose again that we might be forgiven and cleansed.  All we must do is accept this.  All we must do is accept what he has done for us.  All we must do is believe in Him.

There are likely people around us who are asking this very same question.  We need to make sure that we are always ready to point those people in the same direction Paul and Silas did, “believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved…”

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