A Saviour

Nov 21, 2016
Thomas Watson

We read in Matthew 1:21, “His name shall be called Jesus.”
The Hebrew word for Jesus signifies a Saviour, and whom He saves from hell, He saves from sin; where Christ is a Saviour, He is a sanctifier.
As there was but one ark to save the world from drowning, so there is but one Jesus to save sinners. As Naomi said to her daughter-in-law, “Are there yet any more sons in my womb?” (Ruth 1:11), so has God any other sons in the womb of his eternal decree, to be saviours to us, besides Christ?
“Where shall wisdom be found? The depth saith, It is not in me: and the sea saith, It is not with me.” (Job 28:12,14)
Where shall salvation be found? The angel says, It is not in me; mortality says, It is not in me; the ordinance says, It is not in me.
Christ alone is the wellspring of life. Acts 4:12 tells us, “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”

Additional Reading