Sunday, June 22, 2008

This Is a Great Salvation

When was the last time you meditated on your salvation?

I do not mean mediating on how great its is to be saved, rather how sure and how great is your salvation. Examples to meditate on:
Being loved by God. forgiven and accepted and protected and strengthened and guided by Almighty God, the sacrifice of Christ's life on the cross, the free gift of righteousness imputed by faith, the removal of God's wrath and the reconciled smile of God, the indwelling Holy Spirit and the fellowship and friendship of the living Christ, the radiance of God's glory in the face of Jesus, the free access to the throne of grace, the inexhaustible treasure of God's promises. This is a great salvation.

Why should I mention meditating on salvation?

Heb 2:3 how shall we escape if we neglect such a great salvation?

I believe that the author of Hebrews is conveying this necessity to meditate, think, or ponder our salvation in the above verse. To neglect, make light, overlook or ignore your salvation is not in keeping with our responsibility and focus as sons or daughters of God.

I wonder if our focus should be akin to the intensity of the loved expressed by Elizabeth Browning for her husband:

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of every day's
Most quiet need, by sun and candlelight.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love with a passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose With my lost saints,
I love thee with the breath, Smiles, tears, of all my life! and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.

How intense should our desire to proclaim our salvation be?

Let the conversation continue.

1 comment:

Jim said...

Thanks for a great post!