David Jeremiah 22 March 2022 Devotional | Turning Point
Read and Study Today’s Turning Points Devotional 22nd March 2022 by Dr Jeremiah David.
DAVID JEREMIAH 22 MARCH 2022 DEVOTIONAL
TODAY’S TOPIC: ARE YOU SAVED? (MARCH 22, 2022)
SCRIPTURE: For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.
Recommended Reading: Acts 15:6-11
MESSAGE: David Jeremiah 22 March 2022 Devotional | Turning Point
A story is told of a religious leader who was waiting to board a train to begin a journey. A simple man approached the religious leader and asked him, “Sir, are you saved?” The leader replied, “Yes, I am.” The simple man then asked, “When were you saved?” The leader replied, “I was saved in A.D. 33 when Jesus Christ died on the cross for my sins.”
How would you respond to the leader’s answer in light of Ephesians 2:8-9? He was certainly right in saying that his salvation had nothing to do with him, happening so long ago. He meant that he was saved by grace, which is true. But he didn’t mention anything about “through faith.” He didn’t indicate that he had responded to God’s grace personally—by placing his faith in Christ who died for him on the cross. Yes, we are saved by the grace of God, to which we respond through faith.
When were you saved? How were you saved? The biblical answer is in Ephesians 2:8-9: the grace of God by the gift of faith.
Christian doctrine is grace, and Christian conduct is gratitude.
J. I. Packer
Read-Thru-the-Bible: 1 Samuel 1-3