|Good morning everyone,|
Our theme for this month: “Knowing God”
Our Bible verse for today: “I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all. No one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.” John 10:28-30 (CSB)
Our thought for today: “God will never let you go.”
There’s an old one-liner regarding the issue of eternal security (also known as “the security of the believer”), it goes, “Once saved, always saved”. It means that once you have placed your faith in Christ for the forgiveness of your sins you are saved for all eternity and from that point on nothing can separate you from God. This is something a lot of people wonder and worry about, “Are there circumstances that can cause me to lose my salvation?”
Jesus spoke to this in John 10:28. A very high price was paid by God for you. Jesus died on the cross for you; the Holy Spirit then spent years pursuing you and drawing you to Jesus; finally, you placed your faith in Christ and were adopted into the Father’s heavenly family. After going to such great extremes and so much effort to make you His own, there’s no way the Father is going to let you go once you are His. There are other consequences we suffer as a result of sinning, but losing your salvation is not one of them.
This is an important understanding for all Christians. This is something we need to know about God. It reveals an essential element of His character and how He feels about us. Too many Christians wonder if they can sin their way out of salvation. Well, you can’t.
There’s an entire body of Biblical literature that teaches the doctrine of eternal security, John 10:28-30 is part of it. There are many more passages as well, too many to cite this morning in this devotional, but here are a few more:
“I have written these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you many know that you have eternal life.” (1 John 5:13) If you believe, then you can know you are saved.
“For God loved the world in this way: He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16) Do you believe? Then you have eternal life.
“Truly I tell you, anyone who hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not come under judgment but has passed from death to life.” (John 5:24) If you hear and believe, you have eternal life.
“For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor heights nor depth, nor any other created thing will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord”. (Romans 8:38-39) If you have come to the Father through the Son, then nothing in all creation can ever separate you from Him.
Once you are His, God will never let you go. This is an important truth about Him that we need to remember.
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