When you read the book of Exodus you learn that God saved and delivered the nation of Israel from their slavery and bondage in Egypt. Then He revealed to them the original purpose for which He created them through His prophets. He told them in Isaiah 49:3,6, “You are my servant, Israel, and you will bring me glory…I will make you a light to the Gentiles, and you will bring my salvation to the ends of the earth.” So we see that God’s salvation and deliverance and redemption was a means to an end – not an end in and of itself.
Well the same is true for us! God has saved us and delivered us from our slavery and bondage to sin. And through His Word (the Bible) He has revealed to us the original purposes for which He created us. Jesus told us in Matthew 28:19 “…go and make disciples of all nations…” In Mark 16:15 He said it this way “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.” We are saved and delivered and redeemed asa means to an end – not as an end in and of itself.
Whether you’re an Old Testament Israelite or a New Testament Christian, the purpose of salvation is the same: To partner with God and God’s people to bring salvation to the ends of the earth.