Sunday, January 31, 2010
SAFE AND SECURE IN CHRIST FOR ALL ETERNITY
We all have so much for which to be thankful both in the past and for the glorious future of which we are assured in and by the Lord Jesus Christ. God has truly been gracious and merciful to us in both our triumphs and our trials.
There is no way we can measure His goodness to us who believe. Every year we may make our resolutions and intend to keep them. We may fail in many of these, but God remains the same towards us as He blesses, preserves, and even chastises us for His glory and our good. One thing we know for sure - He will never leave nor forsake us (Hebrews 13:5).
We will always remain eternally in His grace because we who believe are in Christ. Our sins can never bring us under His wrath because Christ on the cross took all the wrath of God for us and fully paid our debt. Our victories and growth in grace can never make us more saved or more righteous than we already are in Him, for He is our victory and our righteousness (1 Corinthians 15:57; Jeremiah 23:6; Jeremiah 33:16).
Years will come and go as God has determined in His sovereign will. Some years may be better than others, but all years with Christ are ultimately glorious. We do not know what this next year will bring us, but God knows. His children are safe and secure in Christ for all eternity.
By Bill Parker