The term “Savior” is commonly used among Christians. But what does it truly mean that God has given us the gift of a Savior? Today, R.C. Sproul considers the marvelous deliverance that Jesus brings to all who trust in Him.
There is no word more common to the Christian than the word savior. And how often we can use that term without ever really thinking about what it means. We know that Jesus has done something for us, but we don’t really penetrate to what it is that He does for us. We haven’t seen the depths of the danger, the acuteness of the calamity that stands before the whole world.
Jesus Himself guaranteed that that day will certainly come, and it is a day upon which every idle word will be considered, and every secret thought and every secret deed will be openly made manifest.
That terrifies me to think that every sin in my life will be made public knowledge. Who could stand such a thing? That would be calamitous for me. It would be calamitous for you. I need somebody to rescue me. I need somebody to save me. And that’s what God has given us: a Savior.