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“Salvation is of the Lord!” Jonah 2:9

Salvation includes our election, which is past, our effectual calling and sanctification, which are present, and our glorification, which is future.

We were chosen to salvation by the Father. We are redeemed by Jesus Christ. And we are sanctified by the Holy Spirit.

God is the author of salvation. Grace is the source from which salvation flows. Jesus is the Savior.

Faith is the grace that receives salvation, while separation from the world and dedication to God proves that we are saved.

To all this, our apostle adds another view and says, “We are saved by HOPE.” Romans 8:24

Not in the same sense as we are saved by faith, which delivers us from guilt, degradation, and eternal death, by receiving from Christ and confiding in Christ.

To be saved by hope is to be kept, preserved, upheld, or sustained in the midst of foes, dangers, and trials.

Hope quickens us in duties and preserves us from becoming cold and dead. It comforts us in tribulations and keeps us from being disheartened and gloomy. It enables us to overcome temptation and hold on to our way, looking unto Jesus. And it gives us peace in death, in the sure prospect of victory over the grave.

Thus hope saves us by:
  • preventing despair, into which we can never fall while hope lives within us.
  • preserving us from desperation to the verge of which we are sometimes brought.
  • guarding us against rebellion, the seeds of which are still thickly sown in our corrupt hearts.
  • by protecting us against apostasy, into which we can never fall so long as we hope in God.
From many evils, at many times, in many ways, we are saved by hope!
  • Hope is in God as its highest object and best end.  It is through Christ who is the way to the Father, the truth, and the life.
  • Hope is on the ground of the Word, which warrants, excites, and regulates it. It is for all God has promised, whether temporal or spiritual, in this world or the next.
  • And hope should be encouraged, as it brings glory to God, comfort to our souls, credit to our religion, and honor to our Lord Jesus Christ.

Holy Spirit, fill us with a lively hope and teach us to expect all that God has promised, all that Christ has procured, and all that You have revealed in Your most holy Word.

Words of Wisdom from the Cloud of Witnesses:  The Cloud of Witnesses is a reference to those in Heaven who have run their races and are now with the Lord. Their words of wisdom are filled with faith, hope, love, and joy to warm our souls, and the eternal truths of God to grow us and give us joy. Their words strengthen our souls, equip our minds, encourage our hearts, and empower us to stand firm in our faith and be motivated, ready, and willing to share the hope we have in Jesus.

 Hebrews 12:1-2  Since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith...

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