Thursday, December 17, 2015

The Safety Of God being For Us

Paul is not saying that God is on our side in the middle of our struggles but that God is “FOR US” and that has nothing to do with something in us (our merit) or something we do (our works), it is his attitude to all who are in Christ, all who are his children. Our hearts are weak and we are prone to legalism and unbelief and at times we have a hard time receiving the words, “God is for us”. God is for us; we have failed but He is for us. We are ignorant but He is for us. We are struggling but He is for us, we are doubting but He is for us. We are weak but He is for us. We are not as fruitful as we should be but He is for us.

Some Christians wonder if they can put themselves outside of God’s grace by committing some terrible sin that will nullify God’s redemptive work in them. Tragically some churches teach that this is possible. But if we by our own power or effort were not able to save ourselves or to free ourselves from sin or to make ourselves God’s children, how could it be that by our own power and work we could nullify the work of grace that God himself accomplished in us? Let your heart and mind surrender to the fact that God is eternally for those who believe and he has eternally committed himself to you - without conditions and without requirements. Your life does not affect the fact that God is for you. “MY SHEEP HEAR MY VOICE: I KNOW THEM, AND THEY FOLLOW ME. I GIVE THEM ETERNAL LIFE, AND THEY SHALL NEVER PERISH; NO ONE CAN SNATCH THEM OUT OF MY HAND” (John 10:27-28).

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