Baptism is a picture of a full and faithful commitment and immersion into the Gospel of Jesus Christ. When a person goes down into the water, it portrays the death and burial of the old person with their carnal nature. Having been buried with Him in baptism (Col 2:12a), all who have been baptized into Christ Jesus are baptized into His death (Rom 6:3). Coming out from the water illustrates a new and resurrected life that will be lived out in Christ in obedience to God’s Word … in which you were also raised up with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead (Col 2:12b), Water baptism is a powerful sign pointing to the even greater truth of salvation. The greatness of salvation then is portrayed in the transformed life of the baptized believer. For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. (Gal 3:27).
As we witness the great symbol and sign of our great salvation, may it remind us and concentrate our attention on the great Gospel-work in the heart of every true believer. May this remind us of the great price that our great King and great God paid for us to be saved, so that we would never drift away from it.
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