The Plan of Salvation

The Plan of Salvation

As you and I study the Holy word of God, we are confronted with the fact of the duty of God in the salvation of man. Every sin that has ever been committed was a slap in the face of God. Sin is the culprit of the great gulf between sinful man and a holy God. Due to this fact, it was the task of God to redeem us back to Him and forgive us of our sins. Those sins that drove a wedge between us must be removed and we had to be moved back to where we once were located.

God the Father had a part in our salvation. (John 3:16, Romans 5:8) The love proven by God toward us is almost unbelievable. The love demonstrated is a unique love called agape. It means to choose and want what is in the best interest for a person whether they choose that for themselves or not. Notice this idea – if I never choose to follow Him, God’s choice for me is still always the best. This idea is found in phrases like “so loved” and “while we were yet sinners”. God chose the best for me even when I wanted to choose the wicked lifestyle. How great is our God!

God the Son had a part to play in my salvation. (Colossians 1:13- 14, Acts 20:28) While we see the love of God, we must notice the love of Jesus to be the Sacrifice of all of humanity. As we peruse through the Bible we are confronted with blood. We can see it in the Patriarchal system. God required animal sacrifices. Under the law of Moses, certainly animal sacrifice was a part. However, the oceans of animal blood under these two systems would never be enough to redeem man back to God. Only about a gallon of blood was needed. That blood was incased in the only perfect man- Jesus. What a great Sacrifice was made for us!

God the Spirit also played a part in our salvation. (John 20:30-31, 1 Corinthians 2:13) You and I usually do not think about the Sprits work in our salvation. Without His work, I would have no clue about what to do in order to please God. I would simple wander through this life, hoping to serve God but I could never be sure that my actions are pleasing to God. His directions on life and godliness (2 Peter 1:3) allow me to be confident in the fact that I am following Him and I am saved by His grace and mercy. I only know that through His Word. What a blessing for us is the work of the Holy Spirit.

Can you see yet how valuable you are to the God of Heaven and earth?

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