God's Promise Our Salvation
by PJ Salas
"For my eyes behold Your salvation, which You have provided for all people to know; a light revealed to the nations, who is the honor and dignity, the splendor of Your people Israel." Luke 2:30-32.
Luke chapter two, verses thirty through thirty-two come from a passage regarding a prophetic utterance by Simeon, a man of God. Simeon is speaking of Jesus, presented to him in the temple at the time of His mother’s purification, eight days after His birth. It is a profound declaration, which makes plain the purpose of Christ’s incarnation.
Jesus’ birth was planned before sin was known to us (1 Peter 1:20). The Lord in His wisdom knew of the potential for humans to sin, even as Lucifer had sinned, though created perfect. satan fell into sin by reason of his pride and covetousness; and the first couple was beguiled by the same (Genesis 3:6; 1 John 2:16).
Christ came at the appointed time to give light to nations, and to honor the lineage of King David, beloved of God.
Born in Bethlehem, the city of David, Jesus comes through King David’s bloodline. He is of both royal and common blood, by way of His mother’s bloodline and His adoptive father’s bloodline; both are through the lineage of King David.
Mary’s lineage is the royal bloodline of king Solomon, David’s son, and Joseph’s lineage is of the common bloodline of Nathan, also king David’s son (Matthew 1:1-17; Genesis 5:1-32; 10:1-32; 11:10-27; 1 Chronicles 1:1-3:17; Luke 3:23-38).
God honors His people Israel and fulfills His promise to David by bringing salvation to the world through them; and the light of God is revealed to all nations through the promised Messiah.
Through the tribe of Judah comes the Savior of the world, to give light to all people that we may no longer sit in darkness, and that we may walk in peace with God (2 Samuel 7:12, 13, 16; 1 Chronicles 17:4-14; Psalms 132:11; Acts 13:22, 23; Romans 1:3; Revelation 22:16; Luke 1:79).
God Keeps His Promise
God keeps His promises; He is faithful to deliver on His Word. What God has done in keeping His promise to David is the blessing of all people, for all time, past, present, and future (2 Samuel 7:12-16; 1 Chronicles 17:10-14).
Through David, the Lord God has provided salvation for all people, for all who open their heart and humble themselves before God and seek His forgiveness for sin; they have the assurance of salvation.
This is the hope of nations, Jesus and His salvation to free us from the bondage of sin, to liberate us into wholesome living, and an eternal future of pure and true beauty.
Look up and thank God for the help and hope we have in Christ. Have faith in Jesus to save you from yourself, from sin, and from the destroyer, satan. Remember, that you belong to the King of the universe if you will so choose.
We have a more precious kingdom than any our world has ever known; we have the kingdom of God, and a righteous Leader who not only desires our good, but provides for it through His own sacrifice. Praise the Lord.
"Rejoice greatly, oh daughter of Zion! Shout, oh daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your King is coming to you; He is just and having salvation…" "Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth; break forth in song, rejoice, and sing praises." Zechariah 9:9; Psalms 98:4.