Ramblings of a Curate!!
Why are we saved?
Through the new sermon series based on Exodus, we are reflecting upon some of the attributes of God's mission. His mission is to restore creation and our relationship with Him under and through Christ.
We are being saved from slavery, free from the bondage of sin and death. The scripture reading in the newsletter is Galatians 5:13-14. Paul writes that we should not continue living the way we did and misuse our newfound freedom, but with this freedom, we should serve one another.
So we often approach the idea of being saved as being saved from something. We often forget that we are also being saved for something or someone.
When we trust in Christ as our saviour we are adopted by God we are not our own but we are His. This is why we are saved to be His to worship Him to enjoy Him and to glorify Him. Exodus 3:12 God tells Moses that a sign will be when His people are free that they will go to the mountain and worship Him. Free and set apart for God to be His people who worship Him and enjoy His presence with them.
Westminster shorter catechism answers this question;
Q. 1. What is the chief end of man?
These are the answers,
A. Man’s chief end is to glorify God, [a] and to enjoy him for ever. [b]
[a]. Ps. 86:9; Isa. 60:21; Rom. 11:36; 1 Cor. 6:20; 10:31; Rev. 4:11
[b]. Ps. 16:5-11; 144:15; Isa. 12:2; Luke 2:10; Phil. 4:4; Rev. 21:3-4
Please I encourage you all to have a look at those verses and maybe ask yourself in which ways do you glorify God and what ways don't you? Also, do you carve out intentional time to enjoy God, spend time with God and enjoying His word and His presence?