“No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him.” (John 6:44)
The Bible teaches that all people should turn from their sin and place their faith in Christ as Lord. And while the offer stands, the question remains: “who will come to Christ.” Jesus taught a very sobering reality that the answer to that question is “no one.” Indeed because of the devastating effects of the sin curse no one will naturally turn to Christ. They need supernatural help. The Apostle Paul taught that: “The natural man does not accept things taught by the Spirit of God; they are foolishness to him and he cannot understand them because they are spiritually discerned.” (1 Corinthians 2:14)
For any person to be saved, their spiritually dead condition must be altered. They must be brought to life. Or as Jesus taught, they must be “born again.” (John 3:3) This supernatural act is brought about by God. If you have any desire to turn from sin and embrace Christ; it is because God first drew you to Himself. He convicted you. He gave you a new nature; and he gave you a spiritual re-birth. The cold hard truth is that you would have never come to Christ without God first working in your heart through the power of the gospel.
Have you given your life to Christ and submitted to him as Lord? Seek the Lord while he may be found. Pray for his grace to come to your heart. Perhaps as you read this, God is at work drawing you. Maybe he’s convicting you of the sin in your life. Rejoice that he would show a sinner like you such mercy! Repent! And turn to Him. No one comes to Him unless the Father draws them. Is the Father drawing you?