I am helping Sandman with doing two blogs and as we start this New Year, I would like to talk about Salvation.
This is a wonderful gift by our lord and savior, that being said we must remember that it is something we a working for. 2Timothy 2:10
Therefore, I endure all things for the sake of the elect that they also may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus with
18 But someone will say, “You have faith, and I have works.” Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. James 2:18
You cannot have faith without works or work without faith you must have both.
We begin this wonderful journey with a work of baptism to our lord and savior.
4 Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. Romans 6:4
Our works here shall lay for us treasures in Heaven
21 Jesus said to him, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.” Matthew 19:21
With this coming New Year lets also walk with our savior through our faith and by our works, no matter what the trail or suffering we go through.