I have good news and bad news. The bad news is mankind is in constant danger. Danger from ourselves – from our sin as it threatens to ruin our earthly and eternal lives. Pain and evil permeate at every level in our world. We are broken, and deserving of destruction.
So what’s the good news? God loves to save. It’s another facet of His character, a natural and wonderful product of His undying love. The God of the Bible calls Himself Savior, and we can call Him that too.
Before Christ literally came into the world, God’s saving grace was sprinkled beautifully throughout the Old Testament in anticipation. Acting as the righteous man’s shelter and listener, His glory repeatedly manifested itself in saving many souls against all odds.
From the conquest of Canaan and the victories of the Judges, to the David’s domination and Elisha’s miraculous escape from Syrians, God was Israel’s Savior in war – its unbeatable weapon. His power was undeniable, making other nations tremble.
And yet God’s saving work was also in humble moments, because He takes pleasure in bringing saints joy and blessing. Sarah, Rachel, Hannah, and other women brought forth life after painful barrenness, while men upon men received forgiveness and grace in the face of their sin.
Finally, as we most preciously know, Jesus arrived and saved us from being lost forever. God alone is our Savior from sin and all life’s troubles, and nothing else.
Are you broken? Over your past, your present, your future? Turn to Him in faith today.
Righteous God and Savior,
There is no one like You, You alone are the Savior of the world! I praise You God because You delight in saving Your people. Your glory shines so brightly when I consider all the ways You have saved the godly, miracle after miracle Your hands have performed on the battle field, in the womb, in sinful hearts, in so many places!
Thank You Lord for coming to us in our helpless estate, in revealing to us the power of Your salvation. My heart sings for joy because of Your saving grace, You are mighty to save!
Even though we were enemies, You removed our disgrace and shame and saved us from everlasting destruction. You saved me in the face of my darkness, my utter brokenness. You are indeed my Savior, and because of You I am free to worship You forever!
Knowing this, may I not seek to save myself or the world, but instead remember that You are the only Savior we need.
May You be my strength and my song everyday, because You are my salvation!
May I be filled with joy at the thought of Your salvation, and have hope when all the odds appear impossible.
May You save my husband, children, friends, forgiving their sins and replacing any doubts with belief.
May You continue to powerfully spread Your Name to the ends of the earth, saving more hearts to praise You in the everlasting Kingdom.