Today in my study of the word salvation in the New Testament, we’ll look at Luke 2:30-32. This is the proclamation of Simeon over the infant Jesus as he was brought into the temple for circumcision:
Once again salvation is said to be embodied in Jesus. Salvation here is again identified with light. As the light is also a revelation, we can probably understand the light of salvation as a revealing light which brings understanding of things which were previously dark and hard to perceive. The salvation will be a glory for Israel. However, unlike Zechariah’s prophesy in Luke 1, Simeon makes it clear that this salvation will be for all people, including the Gentiles.