A CALL TO SALVATION!
“Moreover whom he did predestinate, he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.” Romans 8:30
HOPE FOR TODAY:
Salvation is an official matter that God has officially summoned us to. This free offer of salvation is not a call to find the prize at the bottom of a cereal box, but rather a summons to become his by accepting his offer. Never is it that Jesus thought to die in vain, nor that the work of the cross would ever return void, but God’s master plan included this all knowing that it would yield much fruit for his kingdom. God foreknew that many would answer and so he prepared the way for all who have been summoned or called, to also be justified. This summons is an unyielding call for us to receive Jesus. He is the justification that allows us to escape the severe penalties for our sin. Justified by God means we are removed from the curse of the law of sin and death. As we read,
“There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.” Romans 8:1, 2
So here we have the beginnings of a great Master Plan whereby God’s wisdom saw ahead of time what was necessary for mankind’s needs. He foreknew our needs and this allowed him to prepare our summon, and for those summoned he prepared for their justification.
HE KNOWS YOU, CALLS YOU, JUSTIFIES YOU, AND GLORIFIES YOU…
All of this is for free to those who believe! You are called for His purpose!
“Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.” Romans 3:24
This has always been God’s great design, to rescue us from the miry clay, to pull us up from the floods of life, and to call us to be his forever! Understanding this plan allows us to answer our questions of why. Answering his summons allows us to be free! Now that we are free, we are free to be glorified. The reason we are to be glorified is this process serves God to bring glory to Him.
So we have it that we are known, summoned, justified, and glorified! These are all for God’s glory, as he has made the perfect plan to love us, redeem us, and save us for His glory.
“When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed), in that day. II Thessalonians 1:10