Why We Need God

Let’s be very candid about this.

We all need God. We all need His only Son, our Saviour. We all need Jesus.

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Here’s my Top 10 Reasons Why:

  1. We need to stay with God and honor Him!
    • Psalm 50:23 New Living Translation
      But giving thanks is a sacrifice that truly honors me. If you keep to my path, I will reveal to you the salvation of God.”

      • Jonah 2:9 New Living Translation
        But I will offer sacrifices to you with songs of praise, and I will fulfill all my vows. For my salvation comes from the LORD alone.” 3-9-10
  2. We ought to be Holy – for He is Holy and this is His will for us!
    • 1 Thessalonians 4:3 New Living Translation God’s will is for you to be holy, so stay away from all sexual sin.

      • Ephesians 5:17 New Living Translation
        Don’t act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do.
  3. We need to show love – for this is His command. Love is merciful and full of compassion.
    • Hosea 6:6 New Living Translation I want you to show love, not offer sacrifices. I want you to know me more than I want burnt offerings.
    • Matthew 9:13 New Living Translation Then he added, “Now go and learn the meaning of this Scripture: ‘I want you to show mercy, not offer sacrifices.’ For I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners.”
    • 1 John 3:23 New Living Translation And this is his commandment: We must believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as he commanded us. 
    • Proverbs 21:3 New Living Translation The LORD is more pleased when we do what is right and just than when we offer him sacrifices. 
    • Micah 6:8 New Living Translation No, O people, the LORD has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God. 
  4. We need Wisdom, Knowledge and Understanding. Only God can give us this.
    • James 1:5 New Living Translation If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. 
    • Proverbs 2:6 New Living Translation For the LORD grants wisdom! From his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
  5. We need God’s grace to enable us to do what we cannot – to do good and not sin!
  6. We are sinners and we need to be saved. We need forgiveness, and only the offended God can pardon us.
    • Romans 3:23 New Living Translation
      For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.
    • Acts 2:38 New Living Translation
      Peter replied, “Each of you must repent of your sins and turn to God, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. Then you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
  7. We need to change, and that is possible only by union with Jesus Christ our Lord! We need to belong to Him and become one with Him. Where there is no change in a person, there is no real union with Christ.It’s all about living a new life with Jesus Christ as the reigning King, and Lord, of our life.
    • 2 Corinthians 5:17 New Living Translation
      This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!
    • Romans 6:4 New Living Translation
      For we died and were buried with Christ by baptism. And just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Father, now we also may live new lives.
  8. We need power and strength. Only God can give this. All and everything we need comes from Him. He is the Creator of the heavens and of the earth!
    • Isaiah 40:28-29 New Living Translation
      Have you never heard? Have you never understood? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth. He never grows weak or weary. No one can measure the depths of his understanding. He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless.
    • Psalm 147:5 New Living Translation
      How great is our Lord! His power is absolute! His understanding is beyond comprehension!
    • Psalm 68:35 New Living Translation
      God is awesome in his sanctuary. The God of Israel gives power and strength to his people. Praise be to God!
  9. We ought to be joyful, and prayerful and thankful to Him! Prayer is communion with our God, our loving Father. We may not be able to thank Him if our heart is not filled with joy, but we are commanded to give thanks. Life in Christ is not about feelings or emotions. It is about the power of God in our life, His Holy Spirit.
    • 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 New Living Translation
      Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.
    • Philippians 4:4 New Living Translation
      Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again–rejoice!
    • Philippians 4:6 New Living Translation
      Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.
    • Ephesians 5:20 New Living Translation
      And give thanks for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
    • Ephesians 6:18 New Living Translation
      Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.
    • Colossians 3:17 New Living Translation
      And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father.
  10. We ought to believe in Jesus for us to have an eternal life.
    • John 3:36 New Living Translation
      And anyone who believes in God’s Son has eternal life. Anyone who doesn’t obey the Son will never experience eternal life but remains under God’s angry judgment.”
    • John 3:16 New Living Translation
      “For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.
    • John 3:18 New Living Translation
      “There is no judgment against anyone who believes in him. But anyone who does not believe in him has already been judged for not believing in God’s one and only Son.
    • John 5:24 New Living Translation
      “I tell you the truth, those who listen to my message and believe in God who sent me have eternal life. They will never be condemned for their sins, but they have already passed from death into life.
    • John 6:40 New Living Translation
      For it is my Father’s will that all who see his Son and believe in him should have eternal life. I will raise them up at the last day.
    • 1 John 4:9 New Living Translation
      God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him.
    • Ephesians 2New Living Translation
      But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God’s grace that you have been saved!)

They may not be in the best order of idea but they are the essentials.

Glory to God!

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