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My name is Meredith, and I am the mother of two awesome boys; the wife of a fantastic husband; the band director for 100 students in grades 5 - 12 in a small community in Maine; and a follower of Christ. This blog is a place for me to reflect on what the Lord is teaching me.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Castways: Blogging through the #Gospels, Luke 14

Blogging through the Gospels with Amy, from Mom's Toolbox.


Reading: Luke 14

Scripture: Luke 14:34 - 35

34 “Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? 35 It is fit neither for the soil nor for the manure pile; it is thrown out.

Observations:

On Sunday we had the privilege of hearing the associate pastor of our new church teach for the first time.

His message was on the topic of Losing Your Salvation.  He had been brought up in one denomination, but then received training and education in another denomination, and the two have differing and conflicting views on this subject.

He led us through the Scriptures that the Lord gave to him during his personal study of the topic, for his own mind, his own heart... so that he could once and for all come to an understanding of this issue.

What Pastor Jeff asserted is this:

We will not lose our salvation.
But we may become God's castaways.  No longer fit for service.  No use to the kingdom.
The Isrealites in the desert --- all above a certain age died in the desert, as God's castaways, not able to received the reward of Canaan - the land flowing with mild and honey.  They were still God's children. They still had the inheritance.  But they missed out on the reward.

So it will be with us.
We will not lose our salvation. We have been adopted into God's family, and we will not be disowned.  But there will be no reward for a life that has no use to God for the Kingdom.

That is the picture that verse 14 and 15 are telling me.

We are to be the salt of the world.
But if we lose our saltiness, we are of no use. 

Application:

Lord,
Help me to embrace the qualities of salt that we are to be to this world.
Give me boldness when needed.
Give me strength when required.

Sustain me with your steadfast love.


Amen.

1 comments:

TN Quiltbug said...

Some new things for me to think about here--thank you for posting! :)

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