Why Do People Come to Jesus?

Why do people come to Jesus? Most people in society believe that it is the result from someone scaring them to death about hell. But is that really the reason? Surprisingly, it is not.

In Matthew 5 and Luke 6, Jesus speaks of certain conditions in life that are considered blessings to man. Blessed are you that are poor; blessed are you that are hungry;blessed are you that weep: these doesn’t sound too promising to me. I don’t see people lining up to be poor, hungry or sorrowful, but still Jesus says that these people are blessed.

Blessed be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God.

Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled.

Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh. (Luke 6:20-21)

The reason these are blessings is because when people find themselves in these types of situations, they are unable to deliver themselves and are forced to look outside of themselves for hope.

Before coming to Christ, I had everything that I have ever wanted, but I was miserable and sorrowful inside. That sorrow moved me to seek Christ. Renowned apologetist, Ravi Zacharias, was in a hospital bed after a failed suicide attempt and soon afterwards trusted Christ. I have met many successful businessman with cash just flowing through their hands, but their hearts were dry and the dry emptiness turned them to Jesus.

Surprisingly, most people do not come to Christ out of fear, but they come to him because they recognize the need for God to be in their lives. God wants to be in people’s lives so that he may do his miraculous work, but in order for that to occur, he first must conquer the sin that separates us from him. The message of Christ is still true. He died on the cross to make a complete payment for your complete lifetime committing sins. His life for yours. When we trust him to do this, the sin debt is gone, but he does much more than that. The poor become kingdom rich, the hungry souls are fed and the sorrowful laugh with joy.
Think about it. Why did you come to Christ? Or haven’t you yet? You can today by simply calling upon him to save you from sin and do this miraculous work in your life too.

Jesus’ Titles (Matthew 1:1)

Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. (Matthew 1:1)

What a statement! With just these 10 words of introduction, a Jewish person could understand the position and purpose of Jesus.

Jesus was a named derived from Jehoshua which means Jehovah is salvation. In merely two words, Jesus is declared to be the Jehovah who saves. Those of us who know him as savior have recognized and experienced the salvation that he brings.

The title Son of David reveals that Jesus is the fulfillment of the promises in the Davidic covenant. The Davidic covenant states that from David a King would arise, build a house, establish a kingdom and sit upon the throne for ever. (2 Samuel 7:11-13). These important details were also conveyed to Mary when she received the announcement from Gabriel. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end. (Luke 1:32-33)
Jesus’ kingdom–thou yet invisible–has already begun as he rules in the hearts of believers. Upon his return, he will establish a visible earthly kingdom which he shall be reigned in righteousness.

Son of Abraham indicates that Jesus is the long awaited seed that was promised to Abraham in Genesis 12:1-3, 6-7; 13:14-17; 15:1-21; 17:1-14; 22:15-18. The first mention of a promised seed appeared in Genesis chapter three and by this seed, the head of the enemy will be crushed. Although the world that we live in seems to become increasingly dark, Jesus continues to be in control. He will continue to save all that call upon him and will dwell within each believer bringing them the peace that passes all understanding.

What more do we need? When you have the Jehovah that saves, the King of Heaven and Earth and the promised seed who crushes your enemy, you really don’t need anything else.