Like the site? Keep us running by whitelisting RevivedLife.com in your AD Blocker.
Please consider supporting us as well? Thanks and God bless!
     Close  [x]

πŸ‘‘ Contrasting God’s Faithfulness And Ours

Many people suppose that salvation is God’s reward to those who do their best to live good lives. This is not so, for God’s Word says of those who are saved:

β€œWho hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began” (II Tim. 1:9).

Referring to this β€œsalvation which is in Christ Jesus,” St. Paul says:

β€œIt is a faithful saying, for if we died with Him, we shall also live with Him” (II Tim. 2:10,11).

In other words: The believer, viewing Calvary aright, has β€œdied with Christ.” Viewing the Cross, he has said: β€œThis is not Christ’s death. He was no sinner. He had no death to die. He is dying my death!” And so by faith he is β€œcrucified with Christ” (Gal. 2:20). The penalty for all his sins has been fully paid, for he died β€” in Christ, and thus has also risen with Christ β€œto walk in newness of life” (Rom 6:3,4).

This is all God’s doing, and only now is the believer in a position to do good works that will please God. Thus the Apostle writes of believers, in II Tim. 2: β€œIf we suffer, we shall also reign with Him: if we deny Him, He also will deny us” (Ver. 12). When the believer’s service for Christ is reviewed some, indeed, will β€œreceive a reward,” but others will β€œsuffer loss,” though they themselves will β€œbe saved, yet so as by fire” (I Cor. 3:14,15).

It will be deeply embarrassing, in that day, for unfaithful Christians to face empty-handed the One who gave His all, Himself, to save them. Yet salvation is by grace, thus the Apostle hastens to conclude his statement in II Timothy 2, with the words:

β€œIf we are unfaithful, yet He abideth faithful: He cannot deny Himself” (II Timothy 2:13)

Thus our rewards as believers depend upon our faithfulness, but our salvation, thank God, on His! source

About

I am blessed with two amazing kids and I’m a Christian Music fanatic! I also love to write and my websites and bible studies keep me busy as well. At this point in my life, my focus is on fellowship and my existing relationships with God, my children and with family. In Christ, Derrick

Posted in πŸ‘‘ Studies

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of
avatar
wpDiscuz

Godstrong Women - A strong woman hopes she has strength enough for the journey, but a woman of Godly strength has faith that it is in the journey where she will become strong. // Zechariah 10:12Godstrong Men is a Facebook Community to connect and strengthen Christian men from around the world.End Times Wire is an End Times news and information website with a Biblical, Christian perspective.Revived Wire Media - Design, Development and Hosting by RevivedWire.com

Subscribe to Site

  • Fall Driveway
  • Fall Walkway
  • Fall Lake and Bridge
  • Fall Lake and Rowboats
  • Fall Mountain Range
  • Fall Watermill
  • Fall Park and Pond
  • Fall Pumpkin Harvest
  • Fall Stairway
  • Fall Creek Bed Mountain Range
  • Fall Stream and Rowboat
  • Fall Waterfall
  • Fall Parkway
  • Fall Centerpiece Candle

Verse for 10/23/2017

Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ. — Galatians 6:2

Site Search

Revived Life Poll

Which fruit of the Spirit is most lacking in you?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

Revived Life Tags

These 'Shining Light Ministries' rank highly because of their willingness to be transparent and accountable with their donations and finances.

Mercy Multiplied

Medical Teams International

Children's Hunger Fund

%d bloggers like this: