Daily Devotions

2 Corinthians

2 Corinthians 
Day 78

"Behold, now is the day of salvation."

Text: 2 Corinthians 6:2


God has so gloriously provided salvation through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:8-9). Salvation must never be taken for granted at any time.

“For He says:
‘In an acceptable time I have heard you,
And in the day of salvation I have helped you.’
Behold, now is the accepted time;
behold, now is the day of salvation.”
2 Corinthians 6:2

1. “For He says”

a) This is a reference to God.
b) Paul was citing Isaiah 49:8.
c) In the original context:
i) This was a word from the LORD God to the Messiah.
ii) He will give the Saviour as a covenant to the people.
iii) Believers in Christ are included in the New Covenant (Matthew 26:28).

2. Application of the Prophetic Text

a) Christ Jesus is able to grant salvation.
b) He becomes the Covenant-Saviour and Lord.
c) This is indeed glorious grace!

3. An appeal not to receive the grace of God in vain

a) “Behold”
i) This word was used “two times”.
ii) This was done for emphasis.
b) “Now is the accepted time”
i) Time is not to be taken for granted.
ii) The best time is the “here and now”.
iii) Response to grace is needed.
iv) The opportune time may not come again.
c) “Now is the day of salvation”
i) The best time to respond to the offer of salvation is “now!”
ii) The grace of God must not be taken for granted.
iii) An appropriate response is both necessary and wise.