Hello, ladies! Today we are going to talk about our lives as Christians. We’ve covered why we need saving and what we are saved from, but WHAT ARE WE SAVED TO?
Salvation is typically equated with eternal life and heaven, which is definitely a piece of the puzzle, but what else are we saved to? Let’s look at the scriptures and find out more about what is referred to as “so great a salvation”.
In John 17:3, The Lord Jesus says that eternal life is knowing Him and the Father. We are saved into an intimate love relationship with God, to become part of His family- His children! Now we can cry out to Him as a child to their father (See Galatians4:5,6 and Romans8:15). Knowing God produces a peace in us and in His presence there is fullness of joy, at His right hand are pleasures forevermore (see Psalm16:11).
2 Timothy 1:9 tells us that God “saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of His own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began”. “We are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” according to Ephesians 2:10. And Titus 2:14 echoes that idea by stating that Christ “gave Himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession who are zealous for good works.” From these scriptures, we understand that God saved us for His own purposes and that He has already prepared certain good works for us to do. Our good works don’t earn us a place in Gods family, but they flow out from that place.
Once saved, all our meaning and purpose and focus is Christ. And we were saved so that we “may proclaim the excellencies of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light” according to 1 Peter 2:9. Now that we know God, we make His greatness known!
We were saved by Him and for Him, “He died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for Him who for their sake died and was raised.” (2Corinthians 5:15) For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s. Romans 14:8