It is good that as a church we understand that salvation comes from the Lord, since this will determine our entire Christian life, and this understanding that salvation comes from God makes us understand that we have no hope in ourselves, but in Jesus Christ. Matt Chandler said: “When God saves you, He does not do it because you gave Him permission. He did it because He is God”. Do you think that salvation depends on ourselves? Not at all, God has decided to save us and if we had not, we would never have chosen salvation.
The Scriptures teach us some verses in the book of Jonah, where he makes a powerful prayer to God and stresses that salvation comes from God alone:
8 “Those who cling to worthless idols
turn away from God’s love for them.
9 But I, with shouts of grateful praise,
will sacrifice to you.
What I have vowed I will make good.
I will say, ‘Salvation comes from the Lord.’”
In the moment that Jonah pronounces these words, he was practically between life and death, since he was inside a big fish, however, in that dark and despairing moment, that man began to cry out to God from the deepest of his soul and at the end of his penultimate verse he says: “Salvation comes from to the Lord”.
At that time there was no point in Jonah’s plan to save himself from this problem, since he was in the middle of the sea in a big fish, there was nothing to think about, but he knew that in God there was salvation for what seemed impossible, and notice that Jonah pronounced these words before being vomited by the big fish. Can we believe that our salvation depends only on God? Let us remember that the greatest miracle has been done by Christ on the cross and through this he has given us salvation, and this did not need any human part, but when we were dead in our crimes and sins He gave us life together with Him.