TODAY'S WORD FOR Thursday, June 13, 2019:
The act of saving or protecting from harm, risk or loss; deliverance from the power and penalty of sin; redemption.
Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and my song, and He has become my salvation.
Therefore, He is able to save completely those who come to God through Him, because He always lives to intercede for them.
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:
The Greek word for “salvation” in the New Testament is SOTERIA. It means much more than just a ticket to heaven but it means welfare, prosperity, deliverance, preservation, and safety. But there can be no salvation without a Savior and what a wonderful Savior we have. The heart of the gospel is that we are not alone when we accept Jesus as our Savior.
No matter how challenging your circumstances are, no matter how severe the storms of life are for you, you do not have to be afraid because you do not have to figure out how to be saved. Romans 10:13 reads, everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.
Being saved is far more than being forgiven. It is also to be cleansed and declared righteous. The salvation that is yours is sealed by an unbreakable commitment by God to complete the process He started in you when He created you. Philippians 1:6 tells us – He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion. A loving Father has taken hold of you with His hand of kindness.
Our salvation is not on your shoulders, but rests squarely on the Savior’s. He is our salvation. You can run to Him for provision, preservation and deliverance in any circumstance. You can call upon Him because He is listening and ready to save.
Our memory verse for this week is found in I Corinthians 3:11.
For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
Thank You, dear Lord, that salvation is a gift and that we do not have to become holy enough to earn it. Thank You for sending Your Son to this earth to die on the cross to pay the penalty for my sins. Thank You for being my Savior!
These Family Devotional thoughts are written by Dr. Ken Phillips, Executive Director of America's Hunger
Solution, and his wife Dottie. Ken has had ministry positions
with The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, World Vision, Youth For Christ, World Opportunities International,
and World Bible Society. He also has consulted for more than 30 Christian ministries in management and stewardship
development. They have published a book called No Problems Only Situations that discusses the journey of their family.
Ken and Dottie have been married for 60 years, and have 6 children, 20 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren. Their
second book, TODAY'S WORD, includes 365 daily
devotionals and is now available for only $10.
Ken & Dottie Phillips
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