Today…You will be with me in Paradise…

‘One of the criminals hanging beside him said, “So your the Messiah, are you? Prove it by saving yourself – and us too while your at it!” But the other criminal protested, “Don’t your fear God even when you have been sentenced to die? We deserve to die for our crimes, but this man hasn’t done anything wrong.”, Then he said “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” And Jesus replied, “I assure you, today you will be with me in paradise.”‘   LUKE 23:39-43

Jesus’ words show us that our deeds don’t save us – our faith in Christ does. It is never too late to turn to God. As this man was about to die, he turned to Christ for forgiveness and Christ accepted him. Even in his misery, Jesus had mercy on this criminal who decided to believe in him. Our lives will be much more useful and fulfilling if we turn to God early, but even those who repent at the very last moment will be with God in paradise.  STUDY NOTE: NLT STUDY BIBLE ~ Luke 23:39-40

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