Saved to Praise

If you are a Christian reading this, I have a question for you: Have you ever meditated on the purpose for which God has saved you? Why did He choose you before time began (2 Tim. 1:9)? Why did God go through all the trouble of sending His Son to die on the cross for your sins and then raise Him from the grave in order for you to be declared righteous in God’s sight (Romans 4:25) ? Why did He send His Spirit to regenerate you, bringing you to faith in Jesus (Titus 3:5) ? Why is God presently at work in your life to ensure that you will be preserved through the trials of this life and make it all the way to resurrection ( Phil. 1:6, Jude 24) ? I ask because we often think of the purpose of our salvation only in terms of being rescued from hell. Or perhaps we focus on the positive benefits of eternal life, everlasting joy in the presence of God, and continuous fellowship with God’s redeemed, glorified church throughout eternity. All of these things are true, of course. And they are all glorious realities for the believer. However, these things don’t really get at the why of salvation as much as they describe the what…

To read the rest of the entry by Brother Shai, check the source out — Saved to Praise.

Grace and Peace.


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