Proverbs 14:1-3 Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands. He that walketh in his uprightness feareth the LORD: but he that is perverse in his ways despiseth him. In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride: but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.
“How can I know if I am saved?” Over the years, I have heard this question so many times. It leaves me to believe there are many people out there in this world with a “Hope So Salvation.” They hope they are saved. They hope they are going to heaven when they die. They hope God will overlook their selfishness with their time, tongue, talents, and treasures, which He gave them to be used for Him, but were not. They are hoping God does not mind too terribly bad, the little sins they do on a regular basis.
That “hope so” mentality will send many people to hell. The reason for that is that the Bible says you can have a, “Know So Salvation.” Part of our verse for today says; “He that walketh in his uprightness feareth the LORD,” How can you know if you are saved? Here is one thing to check, do you love the Lord as much, or more than you love your own self? The Bible says you can know if you’re saved just by examining your love for God.
How can you measure your love for God? Well, do you want to hear what God has to say about things? If you do, you will read your Bible. You will also desire to go to church to hear what God has to say to you through the man of God. Can you really say you love God, if you never ever want to talk with Him, except for those times when you get yourself into trouble?
Do you hate the idea of Bible Studies, Prayer Meetings, or going to sit around all those religious fanatics? The same verse talks of that too. It says; “he that is perverse in his ways despiseth him.” The “him” there is the Lord. Therefore, the question is not CAN I know if I am saved. The question really is, ARE You saved?
1 John 5:13 says we can know we have eternal life. I believe God’s Word is reliable. If God says we can know, then we CAN KNOW. Sin, and self-will keep us from God. Give it all to Him. Salvation is based on faith in Christ, not feelings. Faith in what He did will produce a love for who He is. Do you have faith? Do you have Love? We can know!
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