In yesterday's post we began talking about the practical benefits of the doctrine of God's elective purpose in the life of the Christian. Election stands as a Mount Everest in the teaching of scripture. The picture above depicts Mount Everest as seen from a space craft orbiting earth. We must remember that even if we can gain a big picture view of Sovereign election, we can never fully comprehend how it fits with human responsibility nor comprehend its intricacies. As W.A Criswell, the famed Baptist Preacher of old notes, though we may fly over the mountain of God's Sovereignty and glimpse all of its sides, there is still the matter of what lies in the mountain and in the depths of the earth that we cannot see.
In today's post we will do a quick fly over of an issue that always emerges when discussing Sovereign election - namely the other scriptural issue of human responsibility in salvation. The treatment below is more of a thumbnail sketch than a full treatment. May you be blessed today as you read and study in God's word.
Only God can design a salvation wherein His Sovereignty and human responsibility are present without contradiction. If anyone rejects the Good News of Jesus Christ, it is because of their doing. Today thank God for your salvation. Secondly thank Him for His Word which keeps you in His salvation. Thirdly pray for your unsaved loved ones and friends that that they would respond by grace through faith and be saved to the glory of God.