OUR LORD CALLED US OUT OF DARKNESS
The Lord watched the human race rushing toward utter darkness and sinful destruction.
We had chosen a path of independence from God our creator but our endeavour made us partners in rebellion with the prince of darkness.
Because we had joined ourselves to kingdom of darkness, the human race was facing the fearsome judgement of eternal separation from God that was designed for fallen angels.
We, a less hardy species, are not beings that thrive in those conditions in the same way that an unassuming accountant would struggle with an incarceration term on Rikers Island Supermax prison.
The Lord, in His mercy, determined a course of action to save us but the method of salvation He chose was one where each individual person is presented with the option of accepting the offer of salvation of God or rejecting it.
Accepting the offer is simple: Believe that we are sinful as evidenced by the sins we have committed in our lives then renouncing our sinful ways. Then we believe that Jesus has the power to save us from the darkness we are facing and translate us into the kingdom of light.
Rejecting the offer is also simple: Refuse to accept that we have any sin and thus no need of salvation or refuse to accept that Jesus is the only way of salvation.
The offer is a free gift but it cost the Son of God His life by dying a horrifying death on a cross for us.
This is what it cost for God to be able to call us "out of darkness and into His marvelous light". - 1 Peter 2 verse 9
A wise person would accept the offer of salvation.