Updated: May 23
Day 2: More Than Just Saved
Read Ephesians 2:1-10
"And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 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. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them."
Yesterday we thought through our "But God" moments so we can feel the glorious weight of His salvation. Today I want us to spend a few minutes marinating in that salvation.
Even though we were once dead in our sin, we are now alive with Christ (v. 5)! Did you catch that? It's more than just alive (although that alone is miraculous!); it's alive WITH Christ! And just when you think it can't get any better, God chooses to raise us up and seat us with Christ. Y'all, that means we are exalted with Christ!
Let's map this out to grasp this out:
This is a powerful reminder of our identity in Christ and the amazing spiritual blessings that we have received through faith in Him. It speaks of our position of authority and power in Him, and our union with Him in all things.
Take some time today to really think about your salvation and praise God for all the benefits of this gift!
Saving me out of sin could have been enough. But You chose to lavish us with grace. To life, with Christ, exalted with Him. Wow! Thank You for such amazing grace! Lord, I ask that You would help me live fully in this grace, and that I would openly share Your love & grace with others. Amen.