Monday, May 29, 2017



"Though you have not seen Him, you love Him; and even though you do not see Him now, you believe in Him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls." -- I Peter 1:8-9

In simple terms "salvation" means: safe keeping, deliverance from difficulty.

Moses speaks of salvation in Exodus 15:2 -- "The LORD is my strength and my song; He has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise Him, my father's God, and I will exalt him.

David speaks of salvation in I Chronicles 16:23 --  " Sing to the LORD, all the earth; proclaim His salvation day after day." And, in Psalm 51:12 -- "Restore to me the joy of Your salvation and grant me a willing spirit to sustain me."

Isaiah speaks of salvation in Isaiah 25:9 --- in that day they will say, "Surely this is our God; we trusted in Him; let us rejoice and be glad in His salvation."  And, of "everlasting salvation" in Isaiah 45:17 -- "But Israel will be saved by the LORD, with an everlasting salvation; you will never be put to shame or disgrace, to ages everlasting."

Zechariah prophesied of the salvation of Jerusalem coming riding on "the foal of a donkey" in Zechariah 9:9 -- "Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion! Shout, Daughter of Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and having salvation, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey."

Peter states in Acts 4:12 -- Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved." 

Moses never saw the One, David never saw the One, Isaiah never saw the One, Zechariah never saw the One, Peter did see the One but encourages those who have not seen Him -- the One -- to love Him, believe in Him and in so doing be filled with inexpressible and glorious joy in receiving the salvation of our souls.

Bottom Line: Can you say with inexpressible and glorious joy that even though you have not seen Him -- the One -- that you love Him and believe Him and have received the salvation of your soul? May all come to know the salvation -- safe keeping -- of their souls. Amen? Amen.  

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