TODAY’S MEDITATION – Blessed are those who live in obedience (Revelation 22:14)

“For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people” (Titus 2:11). Sometimes we hear some people saying that God has predestined who will be saved or not. My brother, my sister, the Word of God is clear that salvation is offered to ALL PEOPLE… Now, we sometimes forget one important thing: GOD DOES NOT FORCE ANYONE TO LOVE HIM, SERVE HIM, OR ACCEPT HIM. Yes, the grace of God is an unmerited favour of the Lord towards sinful mankind that we are. So, the source of grace is God, not a man: “And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast” (1 Peter 5:10). Yes, in His loving care, God knew that we were condemned, therefore He sent Jesus for us to be redeemed (Matthew 1:21). Yet, we need to mention, that unfortunately, while God wants everyone to be saved, it is a sad truth that not all people are or will saved. Jesus Himself said that many would travel the road to destruction while few would find the way to eternal life (Matthew 7:13-14). Why? Because we tend to forget some crucial point: GOD HAS PUT CONDITIONS UPON THAT SALVATION: “Though He was a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered. And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him” (Hebrews 5:8-9). Yes my friend, the other sad truth is that so many people take God’s grace for granted and do not want to obey His Will, mostly because it puts them in the narrow way rather than the in broad way. Yes my friend, we can be thankful for the amazing grace we have received in Christ, but this grace takes real sense in our lives only when turn away from sin and keep God’s commandments. Stay blessed in Jesus’ name.