Thursday, August 22, 2013

Salvation is of the Lord

Galatians 3:4

  • Did you experience so many things in vain—if indeed it was in vain? 

After coming to know Jesus Christ, and experiencing all the blessings of God, Galatians were about to make all these experiences void by becoming, once again, slaves of the law.

We need to make sure whether we are truly believing the gospel and follow Jesus only rather than following our own concept of righteousness that does not come from God, but comes from within ourselves.

It is such a dangerous thing to put confidence in one's own good works as a basis for one's salvation. Any confidence is in the flesh is, by definition, false sense of salvation. Salvation comes from the Lord only, and the basis for our salvation comes from Jesus and His work on the cross for our sins.

Therefore, all the blessings of God come to us freely without measure. We are saints by new birth. We have been seated with Christ in the heavenly places on the right hand of God. The Holy Spirit came to dwell in us.

We live because Jesus Christ lives in us and through us.

Therefore, we must not become slaves of the law again, to boast in our own flesh, our own good deeds. All our good deeds are like filthy menstrual rags before him (Isaiah 64:6). 

Let us humble ourselves before the Lord, and thank Him for His grace and mercy for us.

No comments:

Post a Comment