In the midst

Yet God my King is from of old, working salvation in the midst of the earth.                    Psalm 74:12 ESV

God my King…

I’ve always loved stories about kings, especially the ones where kings disguise themselves as common people and become better kings for the experience. I guess I like these stories because there is a thread of truth uniting them to the true King.

Our King, Jesus Christ, came from glory and submitted himself to life in the flesh – incarnation. He allowed himself to be limited, tempted, and mercilessly killed. But our King didn’t subject himself to this for his benefit – it was all for us.

The true King came to save us and to testify to the truth about the nature and character of God – all because of His great love for us. (John 3:16-17, Hebrews 1:3, John 18:37 ESV)

…working salvation in the midst of the earth.

You may not feel God at work in your life – but HE is!

In the midst of our circumstances, in the midst of our pain, in the midst of our successes, in the midst of our busyness, in the midst of our families – God is working salvation.

And though Jesus made a way for us by his finished work on the cross two thousand years ago, he is still working salvation in the midst of the earth. 

  • Jesus is still saving by his powerful gospel (Romans 1:16 ESV)

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.

  • Jesus is still saving by means of conviction of sin (2 Corinthians 7:10 ESV)

For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death.

  • Jesus is still saving by the witness of his Spirit in his followers (Acts 13:47 ESV)

For so the Lord has commanded us, saying, “‘I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.’”

  • Jesus is still saving by his word (John 5:24 ESV)

“Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.”

Do you need rescuing? Then I have good news for you – God my King is still saving!

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