Describing salvation

Re: Verse reading–Ephesians 2:1-10 (day 6)
“God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ. . .and raised us up with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms.” (v 4-6)

If you were asked to describe the taste of chocolate, could you?  What if someone asked you to describe salvation?  The scripture struggles to find adequate metaphors and words  for such an assignment.  In John 3, Jesus compared salvation to physical birth.  We must be “born again”.  In Ephesians 2, Paul describes our experience in terms of Christ’s  resurrection and ascension.  With the Lord, we are “made alive and raised up and seated in heavenly places”.  A few verses later, Paul likens salvation to “creation” in Genesis 1. ( v 10)  All of these descriptions are inspired by the Spirit of Christ and, therefore, reliably true.  Each, however, is only a part of the full description of what God does for those who trust Christ.  “Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!”–2 Corinthians 9:15.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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