How shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation? Hebrews 2:3
Why is salvation great? Because we have a great need, which burdened the heart of a great God, who paid a great price by sending a great Savior. But there’s more. It’s also great because it saves us from great danger. Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones said, “This is so great a salvation because it saves us from a great and a terrible calamity. ‘How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation?’ You measure the greatness of the salvation by measuring the greatness of the calamity from which it saves us.”1
The word “great” occurs a thousand times in the Bible, and many of the references speak of the greatness of the deliverance we receive and the blessings God bestows in Christ. Because of that, we should greatly rejoice! Psalm 21:1 says of the godly person: “[He] shall have joy in Your strength, O Lord; and in Your salvation how greatly shall he rejoice!”
Regardless of what else is happening in your life today, you can rejoice in your great Savior!
This is a great salvation not only because of the greatness of what it saves us from, but because of what it saves us to, what it saves us for. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
- Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Setting Our Affections Upon Glory (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2013), 93, 95.
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