Quotes for Topic: Salvation-result_of
How sweet all at once it was for me to be rid of those fruitless joys which I had once feared to lose and was now glad to reject! You drove them from me, You who are the true, the sovereign joy. You drove them from me and took their place, You who are sweeter than all pleasure, though not to flesh and blood, You who outshine all light yet are hidden deeper than any secret in our hearts, You who surpass all honor though not in the eyes of men who see all honor in themselves. At last my mind was free from the gnawing anxieties of ambition and gain, from wallowing in filth and scratching the itching sore of lust. I began to talk to you freely, O Lord my God, my Light, my Wealth, and my Salvation.
As we turn to Jesus, He transforms us. As we die to ourselves, we live in Him. He gives us a new heart – cleansed of sin and filled with His Spirit. He gives us a new mind – an entirely new way of thinking. He gives us new desires – entirely new senses of longing. And He gives us a new will – an entirely new way of living.
Reference: Taken from Follow Me by David Platt. Copyright © 2013 by David Platt. Used by permission. Website: Radical.net. Page 148.
The plan of salvation ultimately is not about us but about the preeminence of Jesus who saves us. By means of our salvation that has been accomplished by Jesus’ humiliating death, God in His infinite wisdom has exalted His Son over all creation.
Reference: From Famine to Fullness, P&R Publishing, 2007, p. 59. Used by Permission.
Having become with us the Son of Man, He has made us with Himself sons of God. By His own descent to the earth He has prepared our ascent to heaven. Having received our mortality, He has bestowed on us His immortality. Having undertaken our weakness, He has made us strong in His strength. Having submitted to our poverty, He has transferred to us His riches. Having taken upon Himself the burden of unrighteousness with which we were oppressed, He has clothed us with His righteousness.
The Father and Son have sought to redeem us that we may become worshipers. Jesus said that the Son of Man came into the world to seek and to save that which was lost (Luke 19:10). In John 4 he reveals the purpose for His seeking: “For such people the Father seeks to be His worshiper” (vs. 23). The Father sent Christ to seek and save for the specific purpose of producing worshiping people.
Reference: The Ultimate Priority, Moody Press 1983, p. 23.
The supreme motive in our redemption is not for us to receive anything. Rather, we have been redeemed so that God may receive worship – so that our lives might glorify Him. Any personal blessing for us is a divine response to the fulfillment of that supreme purpose… We are to seek to glorify God before we seek to gain anything from Him. To be concerned primarily with the blessings is to experience salvation in a shallow, self-centered manner.
Reference: The Ultimate Priority, Moody Press 1983, p. 24.
The gospel according to Jesus is the gospel according to His apostles. It is a small gate and a narrow road. It is free but it costs everything. And though it is appropriated by faith, it cannot fail to produce the fruit of true righteousness in the life and behavior of the believer.
Reference: The Gospel According to Jesus, © John MacArthur, 1988, p. 220.
God’s people [are] not redeemed by observing the law, but they were redeemed so they might obey the law.
Reference: Piety’s Pattern by Kevin DeYoung taken from The Hole in Our Holiness by Kevin DeYoung, copyright 2012, Crossway Books, a division of Good News Publishers, Wheaton Illinois 60187, www.crosswaybooks.org, p. 45.
God’s goal in saving you was not just to make your few years on planet Earth easier or more enjoyable. He had an eternal end in view. His intent was to make you holy, as He is holy, that you might perfectly glorify Him, that you might bring Him pleasure, and that you might enjoy intimate fellowship with Him for all eternity.
Reference: Holiness, The Heart God Purifies, Moody Publishers, p. 51. Get this book!
Perhaps the most wonderful thing of all is this: God lifts us not only from what we are by nature to what Adam was in the Garden of Eden, but to what Adam was to become in the presence of God, and would have been had he persevered in obedience. The gospel does not make us like Adam in his innocence – it makes us like Christ, in all the perfection of His reflection of God.
Reference: The Christian Life, p. 16, 1997, by permission Banner of Truth, Carlisle, PA.
New birth is known by its fruits, not by a decision. The most important fruit is hunger for God Himself. Effective parents assume this, and patiently wait for sustained fruit before they render a verdict.
Reference: Gospel-Powered Parenting, 2009, P&R Publishing, p. 30, Used by Permission. Get this book!