For we ourselves were also once foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful and hating one another. But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior, that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
Although many people think they are good, the truth is we all have a very long tail that can be pressed. Some of the deviations presented by the Bible in Titus 3:3-7 may be there in every human being during their stay on Earth. Without falling into hypocrisy, who can deny it has been foolish, rebellious, lost, slave of the passions and pleasures? Will anyone ever did not act with malice or hate envied someone? All these things lead to sin. God saves us just pay for sin.
Other times I told my testimony when I became to Jesus Christ. I cannot deny that I was one of those who turned to God for help to solve their earthly problems. At that time I, like many, believe me a good person and that, therefore, God was going to help me get a good job and find my ideal partner. Fortunately for me, God gave me something much better than what I was looking for. What God gave me that night was convinced of my inability to obtain salvation for myself and only Jesus can do.
My encounter with Jesus, the light of the world, revealed my true self because my sins were exposed as they were. It was as if I was in a mirror and I realized that I was totally dirty and full of evil. My sinful condition was incompatible with the presence of a holy God. As a film, they were parading before my eyes all my sins, all my great evil hidden that not even my best friend knew. At the same time, it passed before my eyes and saw the cross with Jesus Christ crucified paying for each one of my sins.
At that moment I realized that the righteous Jesus Christ had died, in the cruelest way possible, to pay for my own crimes. It was I who should have been on that cross paying for my many crimes and sins. However, God’s love for me is so great, that put His own Son in my place. When I recall that scene I understand what God’s grace can does for every human being and that makes me love more every day who saved me from eternal damnation.
You guess what, my personal encounter with Jesus Christ occurred in 2002. My material problems were not resolved. In all my years I have been through ordeals and that you can continue going on. However, none of that is important to me because in my mind and my heart is engraved the image of what God saved me, eternal damnation because of my own sins. You can identify or not with my situation. But if you do not look at me as your mirror, that does not make you innocent of your sins. I recommend that you meditate and, alone with God, get right with Him, repent of your sins and trust in Jesus Christ for salvation and eternal life. There is no other way to do it. God bless you.