The Beauty of our Salvation

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Tuesday, November 26, 2019


Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Colossians 3:12

The idea that we are God’s chosen people not only satisfies the soul, but it also beautifies the spirit. True disciples of Christ live in the beauty of their salvation. They talk with grace and walk with humility. Our beauty transcends our physicality. It is seared in our souls and is made visible in our Christian service. That beauty is majestic in its appeal, and soothing in its impact.

It is a beautiful sight to behold when believers sacrifice their time and give of their talents and treasure to help others. They do it because they have been saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. When Christians set out to reflect compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, they display the beauty of their salvation.

That beauty is marred by sin. It is blemished by disobedience. That is why we have to set our hearts on things above and die to our fleshly desires so the beauty of our spiritual nature can come to the fore.

Psalm 96:9 commands us to worship the Lord in the beauty of his holiness. The beauty of God’s holiness overshadows our sinfulness so we can become a habitat of godliness. The Holy Spirit longs to live in such a habitat because it is a place of spiritual communion and fellowship with the divine.

Behold, how beautiful and pleasant it is when believers worship together, pray together, serve together, and fellowship together. They do so because they share a common inheritance as ambassadors of Jesus Christ. It is beautiful to watch new Christians share their faith experience with other Christians. Indeed, corporate worship always dazzles my spirit as I listen in awe, the chorus of voices lifting up praises to God.

God is serenaded by the melodious tunes of our heart service to him. He longs to hear the petitions of our mouths. Our offering of worship is beautiful and sacred to the Almighty. Paul reminds us in Ephesians 3:10, that it is through the Church (you and I), that God’s manifold wisdom is made known to those in the heavenly realms. We reflect the glory of God in our sanctification. That glory dazzles the imagination of all creation. It makes us the envy of spiritual powers and principalities.

It is unfortunate to know that some Christian begrudge their faith experience. Others lament their commitment to serve God faithfully. If only these individuals had a view from above. Then they would see the beauty of being hidden with Christ in God.

From above, we are viewed as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved. God does not see our sinfulness from above because the blood of the Lamb has washed our sins. He is not looking to judge or punish us as wretched sinners. What God sees from above is saints and not sinners. From above, the Almighty sees the beauty of His Son’s holiness radiating through us. He celebrates our redemption and finds delight in our reconciliation with the Triune God through Christ Jesus.

Therefore, we should stop living in guilt and shame and start living in the joy of the Lord. We have to stop blaming ourselves and sabotaging our spiritual maturity by allowing ourselves to act like the world. We are a royal priesthood and a holy nation (2 Peter 2:9). That is a beauty identity shaped through the sacrificial death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. That identity is beautiful to God, and it should also be beautiful to us.

Prayer- Blessed Lord, please teach us to think of our salvation with a spirit of wonder. May we not allow our souls to be stained with sin, as we do our utmost to walk in the confession of our faith.

About The Author

Rev. Dieuner Joseph is a dynamic leader, disciple Maker, Writer, Talk Show host, and Spiritual counselor. Reverend Joseph is the founder of the Imani Temple Baptist Church and the Disciple Maker Ministry. He is a skilled Bible teacher who carefully and responsibly exegete the Scriptures to make them relevant to today’s readers. Through his Blog and weekly Christian magazine- The Wednesday Word- he seeks to provide Bible based instructions for dealing with the socio-political issues of today.

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