~ 3 Aspects of Salvation ~
Salvation is not a Reward for the Righteous.
It is an available Gift for those who understand their Guilt!
Salvation Worked Out By Jehovah (God is the Initiator) ~ “And Moses said to the people, ‘Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which He will accomplish for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever.’ … Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the Lord caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea into dry land, and the waters were divided” (Exodus 14:13, 21). “Though Jesus was the Son of God, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered. And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him” (Hebrews 5:8-9).
Salvation Appropriated By Faith (individuals may respond) ~ “So the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea on the dry ground, and the waters were a wall to them on their right hand and on their left. … But the children of Israel had walked on dry land in the midst of the sea, and the waters were a wall to them on their right hand and on their left” (Exodus 14:22, 29). “O Lord, I will praise You; though You were angry with me, Your anger is turned away, and You comfort me. Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; ‘for Yah, the Lord, is my strength and song; He also has become my salvation’” (Isaiah 12:1-2).
Salvation Results In Praise (benefits are huge) ~ “Then Moses and the children of Israel sang this song to the Lord, and spoke, saying: ‘I will sing to the Lord, for He has triumphed gloriously!” (Exodus 15:1). “Thus Israel saw the great work which the Lord had done in Egypt; so the people feared the Lord, and believed the Lord and His servant Moses” (Exodus 14:31). “He has put a new song in my mouth—Praise to our God; many will see it and fear, and will trust in the Lord” (Psalm 40:3).
Closing Thought ~ “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7). “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You” (Isaiah 26:3).
~ Robert Lloyd Russell, ABUNDANT LIFE NOW
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