Crosswalk.com aims to offer the most compelling biblically-based content to Christians on their walk with Jesus. Crosswalk.com is your online destination for all areas of Christian Living – faith, family, fun, and community. Each category is further divided into areas important to you and your Christian faith including Bible study, daily devotions, marriage, parenting, movie reviews, music, news, and more.

Intersection of Life and Faith

<< Forward with Ron Moore

Saved through Faith - Forward with Ron Moore - December 2, 2016

  • 2016 Dec 02
  • COMMENTS

 

December 2, 2016

Saved through Faith

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God--not by works, so that no one can boast. Ephesians 2:8-9

Theologian R.C. Sproul writes, "I was once confronted by a young man ... who asked me, 'Are you saved?' My reply to him was, 'Saved from what?' He was taken aback by my question. He obviously hadn't thought much about the meaning of the question he was asking people."

Many of you memorized today's passage early in your Christian walk. You know that salvation is by grace--a free gift to the undeserving--and cannot be earned by any good work or the compilation of good works. You understand that faith is, in essence, trust. You know that you have been "saved" by grace through faith. But let me put Sproul's question to you: Saved from what?

I'm going to let you chew on that for a while. A believer needs to know the answer. What is it exactly that you have been saved from?

Father, let us meditate on this verse today. Salvation is something we must understand and appreciate. Motivate us to know from Your Word and from You what it means to be saved. In Jesus' name. Amen.

__________________

Essential Truths of the Christian Faith, Tyndale House Publishers Inc., Wheaton, Illinois, 1992.

Move forward in your faith with more from Back to the Bible and Ron Moore at backtothebible.org or oneplace.com. We're also on Facebook and Twitter.


Archives