Christians use tons of terms that carry great significance. Occasionally, we may need to dig a little deeper and revisit what these words mean. “Salvation” is a prime example.
What is salvation?
The dictionary says salvation is “the act of saving someone from sin or evil; the state of being saved from sin or evil; something that saves someone or something from danger or a difficult situation.”
That’s Jesus, the Savior. He is our salvation, the only One who saves us from sin and evil and death and destruction. He is the Son of God, sent by Jehovah-Hoshe'ah, the God who saves (see Psalm 20:9).
And He is our joy. He is the well of salvation, from which springs our greatest joy.
“With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation. And you will say in that day: ‘Give thanks to the Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the peoples, proclaim that his name is exalted.” (Isaiah 12:3-4, ESV)
In the Bible, this chapter of Isaiah follows the prophet’s description of the Rod of Jesse that will come to bring justice and righteousness and faithfulness and peace to the world. Is it any wonder that we will rejoice and bring thanks to the Lord for His coming?
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