We have all sinned. We have all missed the set mark for eternal life. We have been handed over for torment and condemned to hell. We have all lost our place in eternal life missing a lifetime of intimate relationship with God for God’s eyes cannot behold iniquity (Habakkuk 1:13).
Yet, God loves us so much and he sent His beloved son (John 3:16) to save humanity from our sins (Matthew 1:21, Romans 3:25). This is the meaning of salvation.
The meaning of salvation in Christ
What does salvation mean? Forsaking His glory, enduring rejection and harsh treatments, Christ showered sinners the love and compassion of God. With everything within Him, He endured a gruesome death on the cross that we all might be saved from hell. This is the meaning of salvation.
Everybody is a sinner. There’s nobody who has not sinned.
Though Christ was sent to redeem all from sin, He was not sent to those who are righteous but to those who recognise that they are sinners and to those who desire eternal life.
He was not sent to the goody two shoes but to the heartbroken, the lonely, the sick and to the condemned.
Benefit of Salvation
You might say you do not need Jesus because you are good, your goodness cannot earn you eternity. We are all sinners and no amount of good deeds can earn us eternity except we turn to Jesus.
Through Jesus we can work out our salvation and hope for eternal life.
Eternal life is the ultimate benefit of salvation given only to those who believe in Christ, those who surrender their lives to Christ and to those who choose to walk in His ways.
Call to Repentance
It is not given to the righteous but to sinners with repentant heart and a forgiven spirit that we might gain eternal life.
Genuine repentance will lead you to salvation in Christ. Would you consider giving your life to Christ today?
He will take away your pains, heal your wounds, deliver you from the unknown and help you to get in good stead with God. Make giving your life to Christ to be the best decision you could ever made today.