Our Security


Today’s Devotional from The Vine

This is the will of my Father who sent me, that of all he has given to me I should lose nothing, but should raise him up at the last day. – John 6:39

There is no shadow of doubt in the Christian’s hope. There are no broken links in the chain that binds the believer to eternal hope. There are no missing steps in the ladder that reaches up from the depths of sin to the heights of glory. “We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to his purpose. For whom he foreknew, he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. Whom he predestined, those he also called. Whom he called, those he also justified. Whom he justified, those he also glorified.” (Romans 8:28-30). These are the links in the Christian’s hope as St. Paul saw them; in the words of today’s text we have the same links as they appeared to our Savior’s eye.

The assurance is that Christ will never lose any soul that puts his/her hope in Him for salvation. “Yet Christians die, just like other people” says someone. Yes — but they are not then lost; their spirits pass at once into glory with Christ, and their bodies will only rest in the grave until the resurrection.

An old Christian sailor put it well. When asked if he was not afraid when the storms were very high, he answered that according to the Bible God held the waters “in the hollow of his hand” (Isaiah 40:12) and ever if the ship were wrecked, and he should fall into the sea, he would but drop into his Father’s hand. That is what death is to a Christian, however and wherever he may die, breathing his soul into the hands of God.

The grave seems dark, but we have Christ’s own pledge here that none of His own shall ever be lost or left in the grave. No matter where we die, or where our bodies lie, we have the Savior’s word. We need to receive this assurance in simplicity, without questioning or doubting it – that He “will lose nothing, but will raise it up again at the last day.” (John 6:39).

Apply This To Your Life Today… Is your eternal hope in Christ? Do you know where you will go when you die?

This is the will of my Father who sent me, that of all he has given to me I should lose nothing, but should raise him up at the last day. – John 6:39

 

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