The Journey to Salvation.

by Nov 6, 2023

Estimated Reading Time: 5 minutes.
As we embark on the journey through the book of Romans, we trace a path on the map of divine truth with several significant stops. Throughout this journey, God speaks to us about salvation and shows us how heaven can be our eternal destination. Amen.

  1. Our first stop is in Romans 3:10-18, where we are confronted with a challenging reality: there is no one who seeks after God or understands His ways. We have all gone astray, and the fear of God is often absent from our lives. This absence is at the root of our inability to fully comprehend the holiness and righteousness of God. Our earthly and sinful nature prevents us from attaining divine holiness on our own. We need a change of perspective, a deeper understanding of God’s holiness, and a recognition of our dependence on Him.
  2. Our second stop is in Romans 3:23, where we are reminded that all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. This truth reveals that, both by nature and by choice, we are all guilty before God. Sin manifests itself in every thought, word, and action that falls short of God’s required perfection. We acknowledge our shortcomings and understand that our hearts often incline toward darkness, evil, and wickedness.
  3. The third stop, Romans 5:6-8, raises a crucial question: Does God love us despite our faults? The answer is a resounding yes. Despite our status as sinners deserving death and wrath, Christ died for us when we were weak and sinful. He lived a perfect life of holiness and righteousness and offered His life as a sacrifice for us. This grace and mercy are our only hope. To receive forgiveness and redemption, we must repent of our sins and trust in Him.
  4. Our fourth stop is in Romans 8:1, where we are assured that there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Being in Christ means living in peace with God under His grace, rather than facing His wrath. This is extraordinary news for all who have a relationship with Christ and enjoy His peace.
  5. Our fifth stop is in Romans 10:9-13, where we are encouraged to confess with our mouths that Jesus is Lord and believe in our hearts that God raised Him from the dead. In response to all the grace and mercy we have received, we must receive Jesus, trust in Him, and surrender our lives completely to Him. Faith in Him redeems us from our sins and clothes us in His righteousness, securing our salvation.

On this journey through Romans, we are guided by the Scriptures and the Holy Spirit, remembering that salvation is a divine gift received by grace through faith. May this journey strengthen our faith and lead us to a deeper relationship with our Savior.

Pastor David Gold.

Romans 8:3
Romans 15:17-18
Romans 5:6-8
Romans 6:23
Romans 10:9


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