Salvation is by grace through faith in Jesus –

 Psalm 18:28-31 & 2 Samuel 22:29-32

28 You light a lamp for me. The Lord, my God, lights up my darkness. 29 In your strength I can crush an army; with my God I can scale any wall. 30 God’s way is perfect. All the Lord’s promises prove true. He is a shield for all who look to him for protection.
31 For who is God except the Lord? Who but our God is a solid rock?
The great activity of Jesus focuses not so much on His goodness or His government, but on His grace. In v. 28 Jesus reveals to people their lostness through the Word and lights the lamp of the Holy Spirit in their innermost beings. He gives new life to those who accept Jesus as their Savior by grace through faith.

First, to the believer in Jesus, by grace all our sins are immediately forgiven and we are eternally delivered from the penalty of sin as described in He made the one who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of GodB. Second, by grace the Disciple A is delivered from the power of sin through the daily enabling power of the Holy Spirit present in the Disciple. C  

In vv.29-31 the Disciple is assured that God will provide the strength and power to navigate the troubles of life because of His promises and protective shield. His way for us is perfect if we will accept and follow it!

I have heard it said that: [1] most, if not all, of the Disciples judgment occurs in this life [1 Corinthians 3:11-15, 11:31-32], [2] most of the the judgment for the lost person will occur in eternity [Revelation 20:11-15], and all of the judgment of nations occurs on earth where the pure and impure citizens of those nations receive the judgment. This is a good reason to want to know Jesus personally!

Are you actively sharing the gospel of Jesus in your daily life?

Notes: A- Why I use “Disciple” instead of “Christian”; B- 2 Corinthians 5:21, also Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 10:9,13; C- 1 Corinthians 3:16, Romans 5:2a, 5.2b describes our hope of glory in heaven with Jesus, Romans 8:10

Henry Luke

For how to have peace with God click here, how to have peace of God click here, and how to disciple others click here.

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