The Inevitables of Our Salvation, Part 1: More Sure Than the Rising Sun

Tomorrow morning, the sun will rise.  Its rays will burst across the eastern horizon and announce a new day.  Sunshine will fill my bedroom with a soft glow, warm the backyard garden, and signal the waking birds to begin their songs.  Whether I pull back the curtains with eager anticipation or pull the covers over my head moaning for more sleep, the sun will rise.  It does not depend on me.  The sun’s rising is inevitable.  It is bound to happen.

Even more sure than the rising sun are the inevitables of my salvation in Christ.  What are those inevitables?  The answer is found in Romans 8:29-30.

For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many bretheren, and these whom He predestined, He also called; and these whom He called, He also justified, and these whom He justified, He also glorified.

My salvation in Christ—its parts and its entirety—is incapable of being avoided or evaded.  As a Christian, the Lord’s foreknowledge, predestination, calling, justification, and glorification of me is bound to happen.  These are the inevitables of my salvation, and like the rising of the sun these things do not depend on me for their existence or completion.  They are the work of my all-faithful and all-powerful God.

If you are in Christ, then these inevitables are also true of you.  With the apostle Paul, I say, “I am confident of this very thing that He who began a good work in you will complete it until the day of Christ Jesus” (Philippians 1:6).

And so, in the next few posts we will biblically explore the Inevitables of Our Salvation.  Some of you may be encouraged as you are reminded of these beautiful truths and their implications in your life.  Some of you may see how magnificent the salvation is that you already possess.  And, some of you may learn of God’s plan of salvation for the first time.  Whatever the case, the sun will shine gloriously tomorrow morning.  Far more glorious is the salvation that God provides.  Together, let’s gaze on that glory.  It is more sure than the rising sun.

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