September 25, Ongoing Salvation
Today’s reading: Psalms 121-125
“We have escaped like a bird from the fowler’s snare;
the snare has been broken, and we have escaped”
- Psalm 124:7-8.
I am sure God has saved you, your family, or your organization from something. Perhaps it was financial debt or lack, or a dysfunctional relationship, or a cruel supervisor, or some other dilemma that was inescapable, except by and through God’s power and help. The psalmist in these verses likened his escape to a bird that is caught in a trap but somehow managed to escape its doom. That is why you can truly declare that you are saved — saved from eternal separation from God as well as the woe of life. Therefore, salvation is not a one-time experience; it is a way of life. Therefore, when you thank God for your salvation, you should be mindful that your Savior is saving you every day, over and over again. Paul wrote to the Thessalonians about being saved: “But we ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters loved by the Lord, because God chose you as firstfruits to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Spirit and through belief in the truth” (2 Thessalonians 2:13). Do you see the scope of your salvation? Do you understand that this is an ongoing salvation, for you were saved and are being saved on a daily basis? Are you mindful of God’s saving power to protect you on a daily basis? Can you think Him today for His salvation?