5. Does God even want me to be saved?

All who believe in the Lord Jesus will be saved for eternity. But does God really want all people, including you, to be saved? Or does God only want some to be saved? The Bible gives us two specific verses that deal with this issue in particular:

  • God our Saviour, Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth (1 Timothy 2:3b and 4).
  • The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance (2 Peter 3:9).

God wants all people to be saved
The above Bible verses tell us very clearly that God wants all people to be saved. The Lord wants nothing more than this: that all people would come to repentance and none would perish. God looks upon all those billions of people He has created and He wants all of them to be saved. He looks upon you too, in a very personal way. His desire for you is that you will not perish, but will be saved for eternity.

God wants you to be saved for eternity
It is possible that you think in your heart, “I want to repent, but maybe God doesn't want this.” But the two Bible verses mentioned above show that this thought is untrue. God's will for you is to be saved.

The devil always tries to depict God as someone who can't be trusted. He started these efforts back in paradise. The devil is a liar and a murderer of people. He tries to do all he can to prevent your repentance and your salvation. He's trying to fool you by telling you that God doesn't want you to be saved. But the truth is the opposite: God desires only the best for us (Jeremiah 29:11). He is not willing that any should perish. He wants all people, including you, to be saved for eternity. The question is, do you believe that this is God's desire?

A thought to ponder on your own
Read Ezekiel 33:11. Do you believe deep down in your heart that God wants you to be saved?


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