Re:Verse reading–1 Corinthians 1:18-25 (day five)

vs. 18 “But to us who are being saved”.  Isn’t it interesting that Paul refers to himself as one of those who “are being saved”? Hasn’t he already trusted Christ to save him?  Why would he say, “we” instead of “you”?  The answer is that salvation happens in 3 tenses (past, present, and future). Each tense requires faith and trust.

Each one who is saved can look back to a moment where WE confessed, repented, and by faith in Christ, trusted God to save us. He was (past tense) saving us from the penalty of sin.

The faith and trust WE have in God’s promises of the future (heaven and eternal life) indicate one day, WE believe that through Christ, He will save from the presence of sin.

How are WE being saved currently (present)?  WE trust, through faith in Christ that God is – by His power, wisdom, and forgiveness saving us from the power of sin. It is the tension and struggle we sense.

So, we trust and proclaim that God has saved us, will save us, and is currently saving us. That is great news!!

Author: Scott Lane

Scott Lane is the Executive Pastor of Ministry at FBCSA.

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