Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12 NIV
As a nation, we like options. To confirm, we only need to stroll through the cereal aisle at the grocery store. There are sweetened and unsweetened, corm, rice, oat, gluten-free, name brand, and store label—both sides of a twenty-foot aisle of nothing but cereal choices. Yes, we like our options!
Humankind likes to have all these options when it comes to salvation too. Running from option to option, hoping the next thing brings the redemption they desperately seek. However, the Apostle Peter makes it plain that there is only one choice when it comes to salvation, and that is through Jesus Christ. Deliverance can not be found in affairs, the bottom of a bottle, a crack pipe, a heroin needle, or anywhere else. True redemption, the peace that passes all understanding, can only be found through God’s grace in our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. There is no substitute.
God, we give thanks for that name like no other, Jesus. We are grateful for the deliverance and freedom from sin he brings. Help us not be tempted by Satan's choices, for they are false, not bringing liberty but death. Embolden us to carry the good news of Jesus to those seeking salvation in the wrong places. Father, ask this in the name of your Son, in unity with the Holy Spirit. Amen.