Thursday, February 23, 2017

Hope in the Salvation of the Lord (Lamentations 3:25-26)

Today’s scripture: Lamentations 3:25-26

We are ultimately saved by belief in and receipt of the gift of Jesus’ death and resurrection. Once we are forgiven and become a part of God’s family, we know that we are assured of spending eternity with Him in heaven.

So what does this mean, that we should “hope and wait patiently for the salvation of the Lord”? If we’re saved when we accept Jesus, what is this salvation for which we are told to hope? 

This salvation is the daily protection and deliverance we have as God's children. We can wait on Him and trust Him because of His faithfulness in the past. In a cross reference from Exodus, Moses tells the children of Israel that they don’t need to be afraid because they could “see the salvation of the Lord, which He will accomplish for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again nor more forever” (14:13). And then the next thing they knew, God closed the Red Sea over the Egyptian army, allowing the Israelites to move forward in safety.

It’s this promise of protection that is our daily salvation.

Do you sometimes get caught up in the trauma that life can be? Remember that God protects His children, in each and every circumstance. Remember that He provides daily salvation ... from whatever comes your way!

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