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Why would God save me?

For God saved us and called us to live a holy life. He did this, not because we deserved it, but because that was his plan from before the beginning of time—to show us his grace through Christ Jesus. (2 Timothy 1:9 NLT)

First, what is being saved? It is moving from an object of God’s wrath because of sin to becoming God’s child through faith in Jesus. (John3:16, Romans 5). When we realize that we have really messed up and have done a lot of things wrong (sin) we often find ourselves asking, Why would God save me? This is a question that often intrigues me, how about you? Ever wonder, “why would God give up Jesus to save me?” Here in 2 Timothy the Bible says that it was His plan all along. Ephesians 1:1-14 and Titus 3:5 tell us that God had planned for our salvation from the very start and it was all because of His grace not because we deserved it. This is important because sometimes our struggle to draw close to God is hindered by our lack of understanding that God wants to draw close to us. (James 4:8)

He gave Jesus to save us because He loved us. If we can be assured that He loves us we can then begin to love Him back. As we learn to love Him back we begin to pursue the purpose for which He saved us. In Ephesians 2:8-10, we learn that while our salvation is dependent upon God’s grace, and not our work, he saved us to join Him in his work. He is at work in us to enable us to do the work he has prepared for us. Ultimately sharing the hope of His salvation with others. God wants to love others through us and wants us to not only be the recipients of that love but also the givers of that love to those who are not yet saved.

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August 26, 2014 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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