The thought of salvation offers hope to the believer. It also causes the non-believer to search for confidence and assurance in their eternal destiny. Do you really have the hope of salvation? Do you struggle with doubt? Or do you have eternal security? Let's consider some Bible passages and metaphors concerning the security of salvation.
Salvation is compared to a Rock that offers a solid foundation to the believer. Psalm 62:2 says, "He only is my rock and my salvation." Psalm 62:7 reminds us that salvation can be the "rock of my strength." Psalm 89:26 says, "You are my Father, my God and the rock of my salvation."
Salvation is compared to Walls that provide a permanent shelter and defense. Isaiah 26:1 says, "In that day this song will be sung in the land of Judah; We have a strong city; God will appoint salvation for walls and bulwarks." Isaiah 60:18 says, "you will call your walls 'salvation' and your gates 'praise.'"
Salvation is compared to a Helmet of protection against mental and spiritual attack. Isaiah 59:17 says, "Christ put on righteousness as a breastplate, and the helmet of salvation upon His head..." Ephesians 6:17 speaks of the "helmet of salvation." I Thessalonians 5:8 says, "the helmet of salvation should be our hope."
Salvation is compared to a Shield of protection against doubt and fear. II Samuel 22:36 says, “You have also given me the shield of Your salvation; Your gentleness has made me great.” Psalm 18:35 says, "You have given me the shield of your salvation"
Salvation is compared to a Horn that proclaims God’s power and spiritual blessings. II Samuel 22:3 speaks of God as "... the horn of my salvation and my high tower." Psalm 18:2 says, God is "the horn of my salvation, my stronghold."
Salvation is compared to Clothes that reveal spiritual beauty, protection, and dignity. Psalm 79:9 says, salvation provides the proper “covering" for "our sins." In Psalm 132:16 God says, "I will also clothe her priests with salvation and her saints will shout aloud for joy."
Salvation is compared to a Lamp that provides light and guidance. Psalm 27:1 says, "He is my light and my salvation." Psalm 79:9 says, salvation is seen as “a lamp that burns” brightly.
Salvation is compared to a Cup that refreshes immediately and is in abundant supply. Psalm 116:13 says, "I will take the cup of salvation and call upon the name of the Lord." In John 4:13-14 Jesus offers the women an opportunity to drink because salvation is also compared to a Well that is a permanent and unending source to quench our spiritual thirst. Isaiah 12:3 says, "Therefore with joy you will draw water out of the wells of salvation." The invitations of Isaiah 55:1 and Revelation 22:17 are for all who are thirsty.
I have no doubt that if we were to use one million metaphors we could never exhaust the endless worth of salvation. It is priceless. It is an unspeakable, unimaginable, and nearly immeasurable blessing because of God’s amazing grace and abounding love. Do you have that hope of salvation? It’s a hope only God can provide! Have a great week!!!
You are loved.
Dr. Ray Reynolds
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