What does it mean to be saved?

15 08 2011

Salvation – What does it mean?

It’s possible to lose sight of what it means to be forgiven. We can ignore how GREAT our salvation is, see Hebrews 2:3. We can find ourselves like David, praying oh God “restore to me the joy of my salvation”.

Maybe we need to spend more time considering what it means to be saved, than we spend on the internet. Maybe we should drop everything and spend some time digesting our “salvation”. The spiritual reality we have received by the grace of God the Father, through God the Son, and by God the Holy Spirit.

We must reject a merit/demerit way of considering our relationship with God. Merit – if I do good God will love me more. Demerit – if I do bad God will love me less. WRONG THINKING. Reject that!

What is salvation?

“To be made whole, to be delivered, made safe, preserved from destruction.”

It may be worth your time to read the verses listed below and ask yourself, “What does this tell us about our salvation?”

Habakkuk 3:18

Romans 10:9

1 John 1:9

Ephesians 2:4-5, 8-10

Psalm 68:19-20

Acts 2:21

John 10:10

1 Timothy 2:3-4

2 Corinthians 2:15

2 Corinthians 1:10

Watch 2 Timothy 1:9-10 for the words: “saved called graced purposed”

“For God saved us and called us to live a holy life. He did this, not because we deserved it, but because that was his plan from before the beginning of time—to show us his grace through Christ Jesus. And now he has made all of this plain to us by the appearing of Christ Jesus, our Savior. He broke the power of death and illuminated the way to life and immortality through the Good News.”

Now that you’ve read these verses, please consider filling in the blanks below:

If I am saved then God loved me so much that He…

If God did that…then He won’t…then He will…



One response

16 08 2011
Bernard Shuford

Great reminders, Ben.

Somewhere along the way, my wife and I came up with the statement that “God will never love me more than he does right now, and He will never love me less.”

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