Saved On Purpose

3-22-12

Ephesians 1:4 teaches those who have been saved that they were chosen unto salvation “before the foundation of the world.” What a wonderful thing to meditate upon as a child of God! Before I was ever formed in the womb…no before that. Before my parents were born…no before that. Before the foundation of the world! Think of it dear child of God, you are saved on purpose! God planned your salvation before He ever created this earth. He knew what a wretched sinner you would be and chose you not based upon any foreseen goodness in you. Why? The next two verses of the Word of God gives us a very clear answer. Ephesians 1:5,6 read: “Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will. To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.” God saves on purpose according to His pleasure to the praise of His grace! We say with the Psalmist, “Not unto us, not unto us but unto your name be glory forever and ever amen.”