Bishop Moore tells the story of a little bomoney-savingy who was swimming one day in a lake when suddenly he suffered some type of physical difficulty and could swim no farther. The boy struggled for his life. He had gone under the water twice when he felt the strong arm of a man lifting him. The man had seen the little boy’s desperate plight and  swam out to save him. The man took the boy safely to shore and after making certain that everything was well and turned to leave. The little boy said, ‘Thank you sir, for saving my life’. The man replied, “You are welcome, son. See to it that you are worth saving”. Bishop Moore said that he has never forgotten those words, for he was that boy whose life was saved by a man who did not even leave his name.

A good question for a young Christian boy and girl to ask is, “Am I worth saving?” God in Christ Jesus has made a large investment in the life of each of us and He has every right to expect a return of His investment. God has no policeman to pass around and grab us by the neck and say you must read your Bible or you must go to Church. When God created man, He made man superior to all other creatures. He gave man the power and privilege of choice. Up to now the Lord respects that privilege. He will not force us. With that privilege of choice goes the terrible responsibility of abiding by the results or consequences of our choice.

Salvation has three tenses; past, present and future. We have been saved from sin’s penalty by Christ’s death on the cross; “But He was wounded for our transgressions”, (Isaiah 53:5). We are being saved from sin’s power by Christ’s interceding on high; “He ever liveth to make intercession for them” (Hebrews 7:25) and we are saved from sin’s presence: “And there shall in no wise enter into it anything that defileth (Revelation 21:27).

A converted soldier was asked, “How were you saved?” He replied, “The Lord said to me, Halt! Attention! Right about turn! March! That was all there was to it! A communist was speaking to a group of people in Columbus circle, New York. In extolling communism he said, ‘Communism can put a new suit on a man! One of God’s servants’ standing with the group, said in a clear, calm voice, “And Jesus Christ can put a new man in the suit!” God does not alter the robe of righteousness to fit the man. He remakes the man to fit the robe: If any man be in Christ, he is a new Creature (II Corinthians 5:17).