Walking out your Salvation

Salvation is truly a most significant word. What does it mean to be saved? Saved from what? By whom? In the book of Joshua chapter 6, we read about Jericho, a city facing judgement for all its sin, immorality, evil practices and more. But a woman named Rahab, a prostitute was saved along with her family though she was also guilty of sin. There are many lessons we can learn from Rahab in how to live out salvation in a world facing judgement for its sin and rejection of God. We learn that we are to walk out our salvation with ‘fear and joy of trembling’ before a righteous and ‘just God, to have an’ attitude of gratitude’, ‘to mourn and grieve’ for the sin around us and for our failings’ – and also, like Rahab – the glorious day when we come face to face with our Saviour! She did not the time or hour, but Rahab would have been mightily pleased when she was rescued from the judgement! Are we looking forward to the day when we meet our Saviour!?