Salvation isn’t based on works. Salvation is a free gift from God. There is nothing that we can do to earn salvation. That being said, the proof of our Salvation is the change in our heart (2 Corinthians 6:6).
We no longer want to live in the flesh. We want to live in the Spirit and do good things because we love God. Once we get saved we want to read His word. We want to spend time in His presence and we want Him to correct our wrong ways of thinking. We want our thoughts, attitudes and actions to line up with His will as found in His word. It is God who works in us to change us from glory to glory (Philippians 2:13 & 2 Corinthians 3:18). He draws us closer to His side.
It is always our choice. Do we want to get closer to God and let Him accomplish the things He has purposed through our submitted lives or do we want to walk with the world and miss what He has for us? Every day we make choices. Oh, that we would choose to be attentive to His voice and walk in a way that is pleasing in His sight for His glory. It is then we will prove by the way that we live we have repented of our sins and turned to God (Matthew 3:8 NLT).
Knowing that salvation is a free gift from God, let’s compare it to receiving a free Mercedes-Benz from someone. If you accept it, drive it, clean it and service it, that car may very well last a while, bringing you joy. But you have to take care of it. You have to spend time on it. If you didn’t the motor, engine or transmission could get all gunked up. The tires could go flat and ruin the rims. Inattentiveness could actually make it hard to start the engine. Time spent on it means it will take you where you need to go.
God’s Salvation is so much better. This is a free gift that just keeps blessing the user. The more we spend time with Him and grow in His truths, the more we produce fruit (John 15:16). NOT on our own though, ONLY through Him can we be victorious (John 15:5). Do you see the need to spend time in His presence? It is through Him and by His strength that we can do all things (Philippians 4:13). God will take us where we need to be and He will produce fruit through our submitted lives. God bless you all.
Father, You are Lord of all. We love You so much. May all of our lives bear much fruit. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
If you do not know Jesus but would like to know more about Him, including how you can be saved, please read the following blog titled, You Never Let Us Go. God bless. https://thefathersfeet.wordpress.com/2020/01/07/you-never-let-us-go/