Thoughts for the week

• Salvation is FREE

As I contemplated the truth of salvation this past week I was given over to this thought.

2nd Corinthians 4:18
“While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen [are] temporal; but the things which are not seen [are] eternal.”

This verse tells us why it is so difficult to study salvation or for that matter anything that pertains to God.

We are 2/ 3rd s spiritual (spirit and soul) and 1/3rd physical (body) yet we live in the physical and experience it every day. Therefore we are far more familiar with the physical.

We get all of our information about the spiritual (the unseen) from the word of God and it is all accepted on the basis of faith.

It is not difficult to understand why so many people do not spend any time learning about the spiritual because it is unseen.

It is equally understanding why so many people are prone to be persuaded by the miraculous because it some how creates a closeness and understanding and sight of things that are not seen.

Consider this truth and you realize that when you witness to an individual you are taking words from a book that is seen and telling them things that they cannot see and expecting them to believe it.

That is why salvation is a work of God and understanding has no bearing on it at all.

No one can understand what sin is. It cannot be seen. What you see are the visible occurrences of something provoked by an unseen force.

It is equally true that one cannot understand the Lord Jesus Christ going to the cross and becoming sin for us. One cannot understand that Christ died, was buried, and then after three days and three nights He got up from the dead and He lives.

Through the scriptures God makes it known unto us that we are sinners in need of a Saviour and then gives us faith to call out to one we cannot see for salvation.

Visible change can be seen in a believer but the indwelling Holy Ghost cannot be seen.

The work of God takes place on the inside of a believer through the word of God and the Spirit who is God indwelling the believer.

Everything about God and His work is spiritual and the spiritual is eternal while the physical is visible…it is temporal.

2nd Corinthians 4:18
“While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen [are] temporal; but the things which are not seen [are] eternal.”

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