Saved for yourself:
We are saved by God. It is %100 His doing that initiates salvation in our lives. The one single say we have in salvation is yes or no. By grace are the saved. We do not save ourselves and cannot. The state of humanity is a helpless one, we can never earn the salvation of God and that makes us pitiful creatures. This life is not glamorous, glorious, or good enough to be all that we get. This earth is a just reward for our sinful nature; we’ve earned Hell a thousand times over. So, when I say that God saved you for your own benefit and your own sake, I mean that dramatically.
There is NOTHING: no magic spell, no special power, no great mystery, no superhuman goodness that can save mankind. We posses nothing good in us. God is the only one who can save, for Salvation belongs to the Lord.
Saved for others:
Saved unto good works.
And let ours also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, that they be not unfruitful.
–Titus 3:14 (KJV)
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
–Ephesians 2:10 (KJV)
Saved not by works, but for works. God saved us so that we would live our lives in a righteous way. To do good on this earth and live by the contrition and correction of the Holy Spirit, striving for purity and Godliness is the purpose of a sanctified life. Salvation is active. It begins when you accept Christ Jesus and the Holy Spirit comes to live inside of you. Then it continues until your glorification in the presence of God Almighty in Heaven.
We are saved to do good works, to allow the Holy Spirit to makes us more like Christ; saved to be a person of true character and integrity, to help others, to witness to others, to shine the light of Christ in a dark world.
Saved for God:
God loves us. Anyone of us who experiences that shadow of God’s great nature we call love, you know that loving someone gives you an immense desire, a compulsion even to be with them.
God wants to be with you. You are His prize creation. He loves you and wants to be with you forever. He saved you to love Him, to serve Him, and to praise Him. God saved you for Himself. By His plan from the beginning to save you, your salvation is His glory!
As always, thanks for reading.
–the anonymous novelist