Religions around the world believe the reason to be saved or to find meaning and purpose to life is to do good deeds, to be a good person, to behave In a morally upright way, to treat others as you would yourself, to belive in yourself, to speak the right words, to think good thoughts, to meditate yourelf into that state of enlightenment...
But how much can we do? And how much is enough? Can we, as mere human beings who on one day leap out of bed, while the next get out on the wrong side, ever be all that we are meant to be?
Thanks be to God, who has always had the answer before we were ever yet to exist. The only answer is Jesus. He has paid the ultimate price, He has done the greatest deed of all, He has covered for us, He has taken our place. There is nothing that we owe, nothing that we need to do, just believe that it was finished upon that cross - and rest.
Romans 8:31 If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died more than that, who was raised to life is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
Psalms 130 :7 Put your hope in the Lord, for with the Lord is unfailing love and with him is full redemption. He himself will redeem from all their sins.