At the moment of your salvation, your life changed. You went from
- being a slave to sin, to being free (Rom. 6:6).
- believing the things of the Spirit of God are folly, to having the mind of Christ (1 Cor. 2:14 & 16).
- gratifying the desires of the flesh, to walking by the Spirit (Gal. 5:16).
- being dead in trespasses and sins, to being alive together with Christ (Eph. 2:1 & 5).
As we come to the end of our month of posts on the topic of salvation, we ask ourselves, “So what?” I have been saved, now what?
The apostle Paul answers this question both in Ephesians and Philippians, “…walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called” (Eph. 4:1) and “…let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ (Phil. 1:27). The answer to the “so what salvation” question is “live worthy.”
But how do we live worthy? I believe it takes the rest of your life. I’m sure you’ve heard that the Christian life is like a marathon. The author of Hebrews uses this comparison when he writes, “let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith” (12:2).
Scripture tells us how to live as children of God. It’s in the decisions we make. It’s in the words we choose to say (and not say). It even influences how we spend money. We live, speak, love, worship, serve, work, drive, write, cook, clean…. do everything we do each day guided by God’s grace, Jesus’ example, and the Spirit’s control. Our salvation touches every part of our lives and transforms us.
I want to encourage you today to continue to run with endurance. Praise God for your salvation, and now let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel!