Thursday, May 24, 2007

Bits & Pieces: Promised Security

"For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus," (Philippians 1:6).

* The apostle Paul here expresses his joyful confidence in the sovereign certainty of God's sanctifying work in the lives of the Philippian believers. In Paul's mind there isn't the remotest possibility of the Lord ceasing His holy work in the genuine Christian's walk. We may experience obvious blessing, the discomfort of discipline, or even strong silence ---- but He will perfect His sanctifying work!

* As prone as we are to start a project and fail to follow it through, Satan can put the thought in our hearts that God, too, might quit His salvation project in our lives. Yet Paul knows better, and rejoices in the confident assurance that what the Lord begins He will bring to completion. Our part is to rest in His provision and cooperate completely with His Spirit.

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