Here are some brief thoughts on salvation that I wrote a couple of years ago:
Salvation might be the most important concept in the Bible. There is so much wrapped up in it. If it were not for salvation, we could not come into a right relationship with our God.
Jesus’ blood shed on the cross is the price for our salvation. Our faith and trust, placed in Christ, is how we are saved. We know that Jesus died and rose again. That is the foundation of our faith, and that is our assurance that we will be like Him in His resurrection from the dead.
And that is what is so wonderful about salvation. In one sense, it is a done deal. Once we believe in Jesus, we are saved. But in another way, salvation, ultimate salvation, is still ahead of us. It is something we see in our future.
In 1 Corinthians 15 we can read about our resurrection bodies. Not only will we be given those upon our death, but we will then go to be with God. We will directly be in contact with Jesus. Then sin will be eradicated, gone forever.
So we see the timeless nature of salvation. It was God’s plan from eternity past. It was accomplished, in time, by the death of Christ. Perhaps you remember the moment you first said yes to Jesus. We also know that the Holy Spirit works in our lives, sometimes unseen, to conform us to be more like our Lord, Jesus Christ. But there is also the future of salvation.
The future. Our glorious future. Greater than any reward earth offers. Our ultimate deliverance from this sinful world and the greatest prize: an eternity with our God.
Until next time, in Christ,