Are You Saved?

Raise your hands 

No one has seen God at any time; if we love one another, God abides in us, and His love is perfected in us. By this we know that we abide in Him and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit. – 1 John 4:12-13

I remember being in a group of people where the presenter asked if people knew for certain that they were saved and going to heaven to please raise their hand. I remember wondering if this was a trick question for I never anticipated that less than half the hands in the place went up. How could that be? If a person is saved, they are saved for that’s one of the great promises of the Bible. As I continued thinking about this and through the responses of the people that felt that way, I found that people who felt they were not good enough or acted in just the right way would not make it to heaven. They were relying on their own works rather than Gods.

In our society, we want evidence of truth. God has given us evidence in the love he has bestowed upon us. In response, we love God and others. Do we do this perfectly? No. That’s why grace is such an important part. His Spirit lets us know that God is there, he is working and he loves us so much to give us his grace wherever and whenever needed.

Prayer: Almighty God, today I thank you for the grace and love you have showered over me. I know I don’t deserve it, but you do it anyways. I pray that I can show your love and grace to others today. Amen

Faith Tip: Live out today the love and grace God has for you.

2 thoughts on “Are You Saved?

  1. God’s love and mercy is greater than any action postitve or negative that we may take. Through our crucified and RISEN Lord, we have been justfied before our Father. We are forgiven. It is not that we shall be, or will be or could be forgiven if we only act right. Jesus performed the action, that is, God becoming man, living amoung us, dying for us and with the everlasting, never changing love of God, making us right before God. Remember, God created us just a little lower than the angels. Amazing. We are forgiven, not through our work, but through Jesus.

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