2 Timothy 1:9
New Living Translation
9 For God saved us and called us to live a holy life. He did this, not because we deserved it, but because that was his plan from before the beginning of time—to show us his grace through Christ Jesus.
For God gave us life by death on the cross he called on us to live a holy and spiritual life with him he did this as a pathway for our footsteps for he no new the plan from the beginning of time he did this through Grace of his son Jesus Christ
What Does 2 Timothy 1:9 Mean? ►
who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was granted us in Christ Jesus from all eternity,
2 Timothy 1:9(NASB)
God saved us from the penalty of sin at Calvary. God continues to save us from the power of sin throughout our Christian life, and God is going to save us from the presence of sin when we stand before Him in glorified bodies – and it is all by grace.
We were not saved because of our goodness or achievements. We were not redeemed because of anything that we have done. We were not adopted into God’s family due to any merit that comes from us, but because in eternity past, He purposed to save us – by grace.
God knew before time began who would trust in Christ as Savior and predestined them to become like His Son. And those He predestined He also called; those He called, He also justified; those He justified, He also glorified – by grace.
And because we have been saved spirit, soul and body we have a holy calling. We are called to be holy, called to be spiritual.. called to be set apart unto God – called to live a godly life that is well-pleasing to Him, because this is His will and purpose for all who are born from above – and it is ALL by grace.
God saved us and called us to live a holy life and He did this, not because we deserved it, but because this was His plan from before the beginning of time – and He did to show us His grace.
Thank You Father that You called me for a holy calling, according to Your purpose and great grace, which You granted me in Christ Jesus from all eternity. Thank You that You saved me and called me – not according to my own merit but by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, in Whose name I pray, AMEN.
What does 2 Timothy 1:9 mean?
In this verse, Paul transitions from the idea of suffering for the sake of gospel to the holy life to which Christians are called. Both Paul and Timothy had been saved and were given a calling to serve others in ministry. Salvation is not on the basis of great deeds, but only by the power of God (Ephesians 2:8–9). The same is true of a calling to serve others in ministry: it’s not the result of our own efforts. It is God’s purpose and grace which can be found behind the calling of every person who serves in ministry.
The last phrase in this verse speaks deeply regarding the sovereignty of God. The calling believers have to salvation and ministry has existed since before time began. This amazing truth should humble every believer, including the greatest ministry leaders. We should all recognize that our work is not based on our performance or gifts, but on the divine calling of God.
Second Timothy 1:8–18 encourages Timothy to be brave and protective of his faith. Paul reminds his dear friend Timothy that the Spirit of God grants Christians spiritual power. As a result, they should not be afraid to associate with persecuted brothers and sisters. Timothy is encouraged to hold to accurate, healthy Christian teachings. Paul also refers to various ministry partners who have supported—or abandoned—him.
Paul introduces himself, then recaps Timothy’s path to becoming a minister. He reminds Timothy of how his family brought him up in the faith, and then how Timothy served faithfully with Paul in the past. Paul then focuses on two primary ideas. First, that Timothy’s background in the faith should give him the courage to stand fast against hard times. Second, that Timothy should use that courage to defend the truth of the gospel message. Paul will use these points and examples as the foundation for the rest of his letter