Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The Power of Three Small Words

God has saved us.
2 Timothy 1:9 (NIV)

We’ve heard it a thousand or more times. God saved us.

Or maybe the phrase we’ve heard over and over is ‘God loves us’ and it just seems like the same idea.

Let’s consider the meaning of these three small words ‘God saved us’.

This statement separates Christianity from every other religion. No other god saves. They set a standard that followers must attain in order to earn approval. Not so with God.

2 Timothy 1:9 continues: not because of anything we have done.

God did the work in Jesus. His sacrifice guaranteed our acceptance.

Christianity is unique because the one who set the standard also did the saving. (tweet this)

This gift is freely offered to all who acknowledge two beliefs. The first is its truth. We must believe that Jesus is God wrapped in flesh because only He has the authority to forgive sin and grant acceptance.

The second is to admit we need saving, that we are incapable of meeting God’s standard on our own. While a humble confession might feel like failure, it’s a beautiful admission because it allows for a Savior.

A humble confession might feel like failure, but the beautiful admission allows for a Savior.  (tweet this)

Our God saves. Have you considered the uniqueness of Christianity?

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1 comment:

  1. Hallelujah! He does, indeed, save. And you're so right that we have to admit we are sinners. I've been so struck by that because in the country where I live, that's a big problem. People have no concept of sin, so they really don't feel the need for a Savior. I want to humble myself and remember daily where I came from (and where I am!).

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