Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Can a Sheep of Christ Ever Perish (Part 4)

Safe in His Hands
God's ultimate control of our lives, His dealings with us and our eternal security are entirely in His hands, the hands of our Lord and Savior, our mighty, everlasting Friend. He wants to impart confidence and His own holy calmness to the weakest of His children. We are with Him and He is with us in the storms of life and in the times of calm. We are as safe as He is.

The One who controls the winds and the  Waves, the armies of heaven and the men on earth is Jesus. He died to make us His own; He lives to keep His own and He will come again soon to take His own. His death on the cross secures our salvation as sinners and His life in heaven secures our deliverance as saints, for "He ever lives to make intercession" for us (Heb. 7:25).

Again, the strength of our security lies in the fact that God's character and our eternal safety are vitally connected and stand or fall together. "I rest on the justice of God," said a dying Christian. The righteous character of God is inseparably bound up with the salvation of the weakest believer. The eternal loss of a soul who trusted in Christ is awful to contemplate, but awful still would be the tarnishing of God's character in the sight of the universe. To think that God could fail to keep one who had turned to Him from sin, the is impossible! Believers, young and old, weak or strong, are "kept for salvation by the power of God" (1 Pet. 1:5) and declared just by God.

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