Here's A Thought...

Here are some "THOUGHTS" that will hopefully answer some of the questions that you may have about what the Bible has to say about our everyday lives. These articles are here to provoke thought; provide answers, guidance and resources; all in an effort to bring you into a closer relationship with your Heavenly Father!


Saturday, June 26, 2010


Helmet of Salvation
I guess, before I start talking about salvation or the “helmet of salvation”, let’s define it. Salvation is defined as one; the preservation or deliverance from destruction, difficulty or evil. Christians define salvation as deliverance from the power or penalty of sin. When David had been delivered from his enemies, he sang out: “The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my refuge, my savior; you save me from violence. I call upon the Lord who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies.” 2 Samuel 22:2-4
Jesus came into this world to simply deliver us from the penalty of sin. The price was high, the cost was great, the penalty….paid! Through simply accepting this completely free gift, our salvation is guaranteed. Throughout the bible, God our Father has given salvation, no matter what the challenge, no matter how great the battle, no matter what our perceived risk or cost, our salvation is guaranteed. “Out of my distress I called on the Lord; the Lord answered me and set me free. The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me? The Lord is on my side as my helper; I shall look in triumph on those who hate me.” Psalms 118: 5-7 “Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6
So what is Paul saying in wearing a helmet of salvation. I believe that what he is telling us, that we should know, I mean KNOW, is that in our minds, we need to know that God has already granted us victory. Salvation over our enemies, salvation in our eternity, our salvation from sin, our salvation from death; we need to know that it is done, salvation…granted!
Have you ever recorded a sporting event and then someone tell you the result before you have watched it? Have you ever had someone tell you the ending to a movie or a book before you have seen or read it? The mystery is gone, the suspense, the anticipation, all taken out of the equation. You may still indulge in the event, however, knowing the ending takes away the suspense, the worry of what will happen next! What Paul is saying is we need to put on the knowledge or the helmet of our known salvation. Is life still a battle, yes! 1 Timothy 6th chapter tells us to fight the good fight, but Paul reminds us that the movie is over, the book has been written, and the ending is known and WE HAVE WON! (Pause for effect!)
It kind of takes the fear right out of the battle when you know the results beforehand, doesn’t it?! The helmet of salvation; the knowledge of salvation; known results, known ending, known victory. “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life, of whom shall I be afraid?” Psalms 27:1

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

what a great reminder of the gift of salvation. it brought tears, joy, and a great sense of pride. YOU ARE DOING WELL