Intro – Here is Bill Shade with today’s “Moment from God’s Word”.
One of the first verses I ever learned that gave me assurance as a believer that I was both saved and kept was verse 12 of 2 Tim. 1. Paul writes out of his own experience of suffering For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.
Paul was in prison, he had been forsaken of many of his former friends and associates. Many were afraid to be known as a friend of Paul for fear of what the Government might do to them.
Yet in the midst of a situation that might have cause him to doubt God’s purpose or His love he joyously affirms, I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day. Notice, Paul had been talking about what he believed, now he talks about who he is believing. When Jesus said, I give unto them eternal life and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand, Paul said, AMEN! Can you say AMEN as well?
Closing – This is Kile Smith. You have been listening to Bible Teacher and author, Dr. Bill Shade, Director of Advanced Studies for Source of Light Ministries International. Our college-recognized, three-year, Bible Institute curriculum is now available online. We invite you to visit us on the Web at advancedbiblicalstudies.net – that’s advancedbiblicalstudies.net and begin a systematic study of God’s Word today.