Saturday, July 21, 2012

The God that saves

The God that saves is the God of the Bible. Psalm 116:3-6 states: The snares of death encompassed me; the pangs of Sheol laid hold on me; I suffered distress and anguish. Then I called on the name of the LORD: "O LORD, I pray, deliver my soul!" Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; our God is merciful.

That is our God. He delivers from death. He is gracious, righteous, and merciful. We, as Christians have reason to give this great God, glory and honor. In spite of the hardship of life, in spite of whatever bad experiences we may have faced, or facing, or will face in the future, we have a God who saves on our side.

We are always reminded that there are multitudes of people that are under the most oppressive of hardship and that is spiritual darkness, they have no clue of the condition they are in, the same condition we were in before the Light of the Gospel of Grace shone into our lives. Spiritual darkness is the worst condition a human can be in. Being cut off from the God who saves.

We are reminded that thanksgiving should be on the lips of all those who are able to say that they are walking in the Light, for it is by the grace of God alone, they anyone is able to truthfully claim that.

We thank Jesus Christ for becoming a man so He could suffer and die for our sins. We thank God that He has sent the Holy Spirit into our lives and we now have strength to fight against remaining sin in our lives, we now have the ability to obey God, to become holy, to become righteous, measure by measure as we yield to Christ and follow the means of grace supplied by God, namely; prayer, confession and repentance from sin, and Bible reading. To the degree we follow these means God has provided, so we are able to obey, to move toward righteousness and holiness. Thank God He helps us.

We can agree wholeheartedly with the Psalmist who says: Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to your name give glory, for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness! Psalm 115:1

It is becuase of God's steadfast love and faithfulness that we are forgiven when we confess and repent, and that His ear is open to our prayers, and that we encounter Him when we read His word.

All Glory is due to this great God who saves.

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