10th Sunday After Pentecost
WHO WILL BE SAVED?
Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28
How important is salvation to us? The word salvation means wholeness, completeness and wellness. God wants us to be whole for time and eternity, all of us. That is why the invitation is extended to us, as what John 3: 16 says.. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, for whosoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life”. God is not willing that anyone should perish, but that all should come to repentance. Unfortunately, while God offers the gift of salvation to everyone, the sad truth is that, not all people will be saved. Jesus said that many would choose to travel on the road to destruction or condemnation while few would take the road to eternal life. As what Paul says in his letter to the Romans..”They have tried to set up their way
and so they did not submit themselves to God’s way of putting people right”. Well, it is like saying..”Lord magpapasakop ako sa Iyo, pero huwag mo nang pakialaman pagsusugal ko”, o kaya, “Lord kikilalanin kitang Panginoon, pero pwede ba hayaan mo na lamang ako sa mga desisyon ko”. The scipture reminds us that those who believed is being put right with God, and believing is not just knowing who God is but is more of following the will of God in our lives, and we can only do that if Jesus Christ is the Lord and the center of our lives.