Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – September 6, 2014
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:6
God the Father never lets go of His child—God the Son saves a lost soul once and for all—God the Spirit seals a believer with eternal security. There is a completeness that accompanies faith in Christ. He is stable in the middle of instability. He is a rock in the center of swirling circumstances. He is a light that disturbs the darkest darkness. The Lord does not let go of what’s His. Yes, once a child of God, always a child of God!
But we may ask, “What about past indiscretions that brought shame and embarrassment?” “Can’t foolish living disqualify me from being a Christian?” Eternal salvation and acceptance are not based on our fickle behavior, but on Christ’s unchanging character. We can stray, but He is there. We can doubt, but He is there. We can mess up, but He is there. The Lord is always there to lift us up, give us hope, offer us wisdom, and fully restore us. Have no fear for He is near!
“Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you’” (Hebrews 13:5).
Related Readings: Deuteronomy 31:8; Matthew 28:19-20; John 10:28-30; 1 John 5:11-15
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