Jesus didn’t wait until we deserved Him-He knew that we never could. Instead, He gave Himself freely for all mankind and extended an invitation for every sinner, just as he or she is, to come to Him and find rest. We are all unworthy of salvation.
Many people think they should wait to accept Christ’s offer of salvation until after they have improved themselves in some way. But that is actually the exact opposite of the gospel’s message.
Jesus didn’t say, “Go clean yourself up, then come to Me,” did He? Rather, He opened His arms and said, “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28).
Commentary from the In Touch Devotional by Charles Stanley, April 25, 2020.