And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved. Acts 4:12
What is your greatest need? Is it a better job? Increase income? More time for yourself or your family? Allthough you may have these needs or others like them, they are not your greatest need. Your greatest need is salvation.
Salvation is our greates need because sin isn't an false step every once in awhile. In truth, we are sin-full, and we can't just stop sinning. Because we are sinners, we cannot train ourselves to turn away from sin. To cope with sin, we don't need a few steps on overcomming sin. A program on how to reform our lives won't stop us from sinning. Truthfully, we need to be saved, or rescued, from our sin, and that is why we need Jesus. Our greatest need is salvation, the rescue from sin found in Christ alone.
There is no question as to whether the believer of Christ is saved. Christ is salvation. We dont have to say, "I think I will be saved" or "I hope I will be saved." Through Christ, we now are saved and we will be saved because He earned our salvation on the cross and by His Gospel calls us to be His own dear child. As such, we are set free to thank and praise, serve and obey.
A short prayer:
Loving Lord, my greatest need is Your salvation. Help me always to treasure rightly this priceless gift. Amen.
Resource: Portals of Prayer, January-March 2009