Such a great salvation

Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it. For since the message declared by angels proved to be reliable, and every transgression or disobedience received a just retribution, how shall we escape if we neglect such a great salvation? It was declared at first by the Lord, and it was attested to us by those who heard, while God also bore witness by signs and wonders and various miracles and by gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will. Hebrews 2:1-4

Sometimes we get so caught up in side issues we forget the main point of Jesus’ work, our salvation. Rather than spending all our time getting people to dress appropriately or talking the right way we need to spend time on working out our and their salvation. We need to spend less time condemning and more time telling people about Jesus. We need to spend less time and money worrying about how nice the building are and more time getting people into the buildings to hear the gospel message. And once we have the building full we need to spend less time entertaining and more time teaching. And when we teach we need to spend less time with twelve step programs and more time with God’s program for our lives.

We have been given to greatest gift imaginable, to be reconciled with God and to be able to spend all eternity in His presence. Jesus came to earth to reconcile us to God by paying the price for our salvation but too often we get so caught up in other things we forget. Jesus told us to go out in the world and make disciples of everyone but rather than do that we spend our time condemning others or having another building fund drive. It is not our place to condemn and buildings do not last. Only doing God’s work has eternal consequences. We need to be like Jesus and get about our Father’s work.

Have a blessed day,

David

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About dwwork

The name of this blog is taken from 1 Peter 3:13 - “always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience. This verse became special to me over ten years ago when I was asked to teach an adult Sunday school class on Christian apologetics. This interest grew over the years to the point that I took some graduate level classes in apologetics. I think the best way to be prepared to give and answer to everyone who asks is to know scripture. It is my hope that through these short devotionals the reader will become more familiar with each verse. I have tried when possible to make them personal hoping in some small way to show that God’s word written over two thousand years ago is still relevant today. In the writing of these short devotionals I have been able to better understand how God’s word impacts my life. It is my hope that you too will come closer to our Lord Jesus and develop a closer relationship with Him. Finally, if the reader finds anything in conflict with scripture please let me know. God’s word is the final authority always overrules anything I might write. David
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2 Responses to Such a great salvation

  1. John Paine says:

    Great post David (and a compelling series)! I wish more people would catch these truths as summarized by the apostle Paul in Philippians 2:12. We are indeed supposed to work out our own salvation, and we are to take God seriously. This short video from J.I. Packer gets to that point: http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/justintaylor/2014/01/07/a-personal-word-from-j-i-packer-on-taking-god-seriously/

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