Monday, September 21

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Devotional: Salvation

The greatest gift ever given to us is the salvation that comes from Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection. There is no greater love that was shown than that of our humble Savior hanging on a cross for our sins and the sins of the world. Knowing and experiencing this gift, why would we not choose to share it? Why are we satisfied with keeping it to ourselves? Why are we not daily engaged in proclaiming the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

As we pray for salvation this week, it is important that we recall what it was like before we were saved. Unable to understand spiritual truths, afraid of dying, afraid of living – we were lost and without hope. Dick Eastman writes, “We have both a divine task and a divine purpose. Our supreme purpose is to glorify God. Our supreme task is to evangelize the lost. In the truest sense, the latter most faithfully fulfills the former. To evangelize the lost glorifies God on the highest level.”

When we pray for the salvation of others and love them into the Kingdom, several amazing things happen. First, we glorify God. Second, we help another appropriate the gift of salvation, which changes life forever. Third, we receive joy in fulfilling our purpose. There is no greater accomplishment than this!

Over the next few days we will plead with God to infect our hearts with that which delights His heart – the joy that comes from a soul who finds his Creator and accepts His Son.

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. – Romans 1:16

Send salvation: Thank Jesus for dying on the cross and providing salvation for us. Repent from the sin of not sharing the love of Jesus with someone who needed to hear it. Ask for complete confidence in the Gospel and its power to save and secure. Ask for boldness to share the Gospel with others. Ask God to bring people who do not know Him to Warren so they can hear the message of Jesus and respond to Him.