39 But the salvation [tashuw`ah] of the righteous [tsaddiyq] is of the LORD [Yahovah]: he is their strength [ma`owz] in the time [`eth] of trouble [tsarah]. KJV-Interlinear
39 The salvation of the righteous is from the LORD; he is their stronghold in the time of trouble. ESV
There are many forms of deliverance, such as being saved or delivered from trouble and difficulties in life, but there is only one salvation, which is the deliverance from eternal condemnation.
When we are separated from God, we have no destiny other than eternal condemnation. And that is very big trouble for anyone who does not have a relationship with God.
But God in His infinite wisdom, created a plan. It is a complex plan, but at same time a very simple one.
The designation here, the Lord, is a reference to the personal person of Jesus Christ, who carries the title, Son of God, Messiah, Savior, among many other titles.
The word for Lord, Jehovah, is a personal title, because a relationship with God, meaning the entire Godhead, is available only through one member of the Godhead, namely Jesus Christ. The word for Lord means self-existent one.
Throughout the entire Bible, the subject of salvation is based on the failure of man, which is corrected by the work of God, specifically Christ, in paying for that failure, which is sin.
Salvation belongs only to those who are designated as the righteous. The righteous, is anyone who believes in the Son of God, Jesus Christ.
The word for strength, maowz, means the rock, or power. And God and His plan are the strongest power in the universe. It is a power that cannot be overcome by anything, nor can it be canceled out by anything or undone by anything. Therefore, this is eternal security.
Salvation does not belong to the unrighteous, namely those who refuse to believe in Christ or anything having to do with Christ. Therefore, there are two distinct categories of people, which we commonly referred to as believers or unbelievers.
Unbelievers have no salvation, and therefore no relationship with God. With this choice of their own making, they doom themselves to an eternity of oblivion.
And for what it’s worth, all trouble and problems in this world are of mans own making. And man is incapable of correcting his own problems.
The phrase, in the time of trouble, is a reference to man’s unsaved status. That is the biggest and single most significant trouble in existence. And that is the biggest and most significant trouble that needs to be corrected. And that correction is through faith in Christ, which is a very simple thought.
And among the many, many problems of this world, such as poverty or hunger or not having a new cell phone, the greatest problem is being unsaved.
We will never correct poverty or hunger, and there will always be things that we want but cannot have. But the biggest problem is easily corrected by simply believing in Christ.
And that solution, by faith, is the most permanent and most powerful solution in existence.
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