Being saved is 100 percent grace and 100 percent personal responsibility

Do you want to believe in God and follow Him? Do you want to serve God and obey His Word, or not? Being saved is 100 percent grace and 100 percent personal responsibility.

  • Deuteronomy 30:19 I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live.
  • Joshua 24:15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.
  • Psalm 84:11 For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness..
  • Isaiah 30:9 That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the LORD.
  • Isaiah 30:15 For thus saith the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not.
  • Zechariah 1:4b Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Turn ye now from your evil ways, and from your evil doings: but they did not hear, nor hearken unto me, saith the LORD.
  • Matthew 22:3 And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come.
  • Matthew 23:37b How often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!
  • John 1:11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not [did not want to accept Him].
  • John 5:40 And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.
  • Romans 6:17 But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.
  • Acts 7:51 Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do ye.
  • Hebrews 3:7,8a Wherefore as the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts.
  • Hebrews 5:9 And being made perfect, he became the outhor of eternal salvation unto all that obey him.
  • Revelation 22:17b And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.

In the Bible we see various examples of people who deliberately chose not to serve God, such as the godless kings. On the other hand there are numerous people in the Bible who clearly showed that they wanted to serve God en be obedient to Him: Noah, Abraham, Moses, Joshua, Samuel, David, Josiah, Hezekiah, Isaiah, Daniel, the disciples, the converts on the day of Pentecost, the eunuch of Candace, the jailor in Philippi, etc.


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