God Receives Glory When He Saves Helpless Sinners
Case 9: God's Gift - Salvation
Why does God save believing sinners from their sins?
In His magnificent love and wisdom, God saves believing sinners because He wants great glory for Himself and great good for His people. Isaiah 43:25 – "I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake; and I will not remember your sins."
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God is the only One Who can forgive us, because He is the One against Whom we have sinned!
Why did God even create a plan of redemption in the first place? Why would the God of the universe put so much design and sacrifice into providing a way for sinners to escape their sins and the penalty of their sins?
You have already studied one reason! God’s goodness. God is so good! One of the main attributes of God’s goodness is His infinite, amazing love. No one loves like God loves. It is not humanly possible for us to love as much as God loves the world.
We cannot even understand how great God’s love is, so it may be even harder to imagine that God has an even greater reason for wanting to save us: His own glory! Think about it: God created us to glorify Him and to enjoy Him forever. When we sin, we all fall short of God’s glory. When Jesus Christ came to live and die and rise again, He did it out of love for His people – but ultimately,
He did it so that God would receive the glory due to His name.
God saves us to show the world how awesome His power is. God receives glory when He saves people, because no one else can (and no one else probably would if they could). Then, by His grace He changes us to be more and more like Jesus Christ. As we become more like Christ, we bring God even more glory.
God’s salvation is so powerful that He does not remember our sins anymore. He treats us as though we had never sinned.