The story of the Scriptures is God’s salvation plan for His people and all of creation. God’s Word reveals the glory of salvation in every corner of the text. Christians often wonder if they can lose their salvation for various reasons, often because they feel the guilt of the sin that persists even after salvation. The truth is that we cannot earn our salvation, and that it is a wonderful gift of God in Christ. Let’s explore some of the ways Scripture points us to the hope we have in God.
For I know that my Redeemer lives,
and at the last he will stand upon the earth.
Salvation belongs to the Lord;
your blessing be on your people! Selah
I love you, O Lord, my strength.
The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer,
my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge,
my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
You have given me the shield of your salvation,
and your right hand supported me,
and your gentleness made me great.
You gave a wide place for my steps under me,
and my feet did not slip.
Lead me in your truth and teach me,
for you are the God of my salvation;
for you I wait all the day long.
Make your face shine on your servant;
save me in your steadfast love!
This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him
and saved him out of all his troubles.
When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears
and delivers them out of all their troubles.
The Lord is near to the brokenhearted
and saves the crushed in spirit.
For God alone my soul waits in silence;
from him comes my salvation.
He alone is my rock and my salvation,
my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken.
On God rests my salvation and my glory;
my mighty rock, my refuge is God.
Blessed be the Lord,
who daily bears us up;
God is our salvation. Selah
Help us, O God of our salvation,
for the glory of your name;
deliver us, and atone for our sins,
for your name’s sake!
Restore us, O Lord God of hosts!
Let your face shine, that we may be saved!
As far as the east is from the west,
so far does he remove our transgressions from us.
Save us, we pray, O Lord!
O Lord, we pray, give us success!
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!
We bless you from the house of the Lord.
For the Lord is our judge;
the Lord is our lawgiver;
the Lord is our king;
he will save us.
I have blotted out your transgressions like a cloud
and your sins like mist;
return to me, for I have redeemed you.
How beautiful upon the mountains
are the feet of him who brings good news,
who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness,
who publishes salvation,
who says to Zion, ‘Your God reigns.’
For thus says the One who is high and lifted up,
who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy:
‘I dwell in the high and holy place,
and also with him who is of a contrite and lowly spirit,
to revive the spirit of the lowly,
and to revive the heart of the contrite.’
Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed;
save me, and I shall be saved,
for you are my praise.
And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.
But as for me, I will look to the Lord;
I will wait for the God of my salvation;
my God will hear me.
Though the fig tree should not blossom,
nor fruit be on the vines,
the produce of the olive fail
and the fields yield no food,
the flock be cut off from the fold
and there be no herd in the stalls,
yet I will rejoice in the Lord;
I will take joy in the God of my salvation.
Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.
For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.
Even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.
But the one who endures to the end will be saved.
And calling the crowd to him with his disciples, he said to them, ‘If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel’s will save it.’
Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.
For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.
Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.
I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture.
And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.
For so the Lord has commanded us, saying,
‘I have made you a light for the Gentiles,
that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.’
And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.
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.
For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life.
For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.
For ‘everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’
1 Corinthians 1:18
For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
1 Corinthians 6:9-10
Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
1 Corinthians 15:1-2
Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain.
1 Corinthians 15:22
For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive.
2 Corinthians 5:19
That is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age.
He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit.
And being made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him.
Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them.
So Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.
1 Peter 1:8-9
Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.
1 Peter 2:2
Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation.
2 Peter 2:9
Then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment until the day of judgment.
2 Peter 3:9
The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.
1 John 5:12
Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.
by George Sweeting
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