What is mankind’s greatest need? Wealth? Pleasure? Fame? Power? Beauty? No, our greatest need is peace with God and assurance of His pardon for breaking His holy law. The just penalty for this sin is eternal death, and none of our good works combined can ever reverse this judgement.

Only someone who lived a perfect life could be our substitute, standing in our place, taking our punishment, and satisfying God’s perfect justice so we can be set free to live.

God Himself lovingly provided this by accepting the death of His own Son, Jesus Christ, as our atonement. Jesus laid down His life for all who will fully confess their sin, ask God to accept Jesus’ sacrifice on their behalf, and turn from violating God’s law to obeying it.

This gift of pardon and peace is freely offered. Will you receive it? Surprisingly and regrettably, many don’t, because the sins of pride and unbelief stand in their way. But if you will, ask God for it now.

Mankind’s greatest need is met in God’s greatest gift: eternal life through Jesus alone.

From the Holy Scriptures:

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. –Romans 6.23

The LORD looks down from heaven on the children of man, to see if there are any who understand, who seek after God. They have all turned aside; together they have become corrupt; there is none who does good, not even one. –Psalm 14.2,3

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. –John 3.16-18

Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—every one—to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all. –Isaiah 53.4-6

But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works,so that no one may boast. –Ephesians 2.4,5,8,9

For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, hated by others and hating one another. But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us,not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life. –Titus 3.3-7