First Steps: Baptism

Baptism: Day 1

Day-1 // Baptism Doesn’t Save You.

God saved you by His grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. Ephesians 2:8-9 

The first thing we must understand about baptism is that it will not save us. The Bible makes it very clear that we can do nothing to earn our salvation. This includes being baptized. Try as we might, the good things we do will not measure up to God’s standard of perfection, even baptism. Baptism is simply a step of obedience to God done out of love and a desire to honor Him. The only thing that will save us is placing our faith in Him.  This is good news, friends. This means you do not have to work to win His favor. He automatically pours out His favor on you when you place your faith in Him and follow Him. Find rest in Him today. 

Prayer: Thank God for saving you. Thank Him that you do not have to work to earn His approval because you already have it if you have placed your faith in Him.