Intro – Here is Bill Shade with today’s “Moment from God’s Word”.
I want to go just one more time back to that verse in 2 Tim 1: 12. 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.
We have seen that it was not what Paul believed, but who he believed that made the difference in his ability to be confident even when circumstances seemed to belie his security. But we would do an injustice to the text if we failed to note that this assurance of Paul was a forever assurance. He says, I am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.
Paul was certain that Christ, the heavenly banker, would keep his investment safe until it was redeemed. And what was that investment? Paul eternal soul. Paul had committed his soul, his eternal destiny to Christ and he was certain that his deposit was safe. I understand that because I too have committed my eternal soul into his care and keeping. What about you? I am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.
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