Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Bits & Pieces: Promised Security

"My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand," (John 10:27--29).

* For the Christian, described here as a sheep, the Lord Jesus promises both eternal life and confident security. Because He has given us eternal life, we have confidence in the face of physical death, knowing we will live forever, spiritually. And because we are clasped in the all-powerful hands of both Father and Son, we can never be snatched from our loving Lord's protection.

* Few passages in all of Scripture portray as clearly and assuringly the security of the Christian as this one. We who are His can never be lost, because He has given us eternal life, and because both Father and Son hold us securely. How should we respond to such truth? Praise! Thanksliving! Worship!

* What great comfort and confidence in His care our Lord must want us to have, in declaring these assuring truths of Christian security. The one who has genuinely been born again can never be eternally lost, can never spiritually perish, can never be snatched from the sovereign Lord's possession. Such a source of rejoicing these verses should be, as we meditate on our amazing Savior's provision!

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