Are there things or people in your life that you highly value, but every so often you find yourself taking them for granted? It is human nature to grow so comfortable with someone or something being in our life that we don’t consider what life would be like without them. If we did, we probably wouldn’t take them for granted anymore. We’d once again cling to them and value them like we did at first. If you are a believer do you take your salvation for granted? If you do, it might help to remember that salvation hadn’t always been open to all of us Gentiles. Peter learned God’s heart on the matter in Acts, chapter 11 verse 18 which says:
"When they heard this, they had no further objections and praised God, saying, 'So then, even to Gentiles God has granted repentance that leads to life.'”
This comes after Peter tells the others about a vision he had from God. Ultimately, he learned that God wanted him to go to a Gentile’s house and share about Jesus. As a result, the whole household was saved and received the Holy Spirit. As far as your salvation is concerned, I encourage you to never let the truth of it lose any of its importance in your life. The gift of salvation means everything. We should never find ourselves taking it for granted.
In God’s amazing grace, he opened the door so that all can have eternal life with him. Of course, not all will, but certainly all are welcome. Whether you’re a Jew, Gentile, or Samaritan - it doesn’t matter. Knowing this, we should be on our knees every day thanking God for this gift. He doesn’t require that of us, but hopefully, you’ll never find yourself feeling apathetic to this gift. Because there was a time when the door wasn’t open to everyone. And there was a time when you weren’t saved. If you are one who has never accepted Jesus as your Lord and savior, I encourage you to do it today. It is the most important decision you’ll ever make. If you have questions on the matter feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.