Psa 37:39 But the salvation of the righteous is from the LORD; He is their strength in the time of trouble. 40 And the LORD shall help them and deliver them; He shall deliver them from the wicked, And save them, Because they trust in Him.
Majority of Christians think of salvation in the past tense. That is our testimony tends to declare that God saved us and He did. When I study the Bible, I see salvation in 3 tenses, “saved”, “being saved”, and “shall be saved”. Salvation is past, present and future.
Let me further explain, we have been saved from the penalty of sin, justification. We are being saved from the power of sin, sanctification. And we shall be saved from the presence of sin, glorification (future in heaven).
David in these two verses declares the present tense, “we are being saved”. Note how he words it, “the salvation of the righteous…”, not “the salvation of the sinners…” is from the Lord. That is, He is our strength in time of trouble, to support us under it and carry us through it. He shall deliver us and help us in our duties, to bear our burdens, and to maintain our spirituality. He shall deliver us from the wicked one, because we trust in Him. In summary, the Lord is the Savior of our temporal, spiritual, and eternal salvation. Psa 118:23, “This was the LORD’s doing; It is marvelous in our eyes.“ I can confidently ask the Lord to save me again and again for salvation is of the Lord.