"May integrity and honesty protect me, for I put my hope in you." Psalm 25:21 NLT

Rest on God's promises; stand behind yours.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Three Kinds of Security

Sure but not secure.
These people believe that they have confirmed reservations in heaven---but they are deceived. They're like the legalists of Jesus' day who mistakenly thought that God would accept them on the basis of their own good efforts. (Luke 18:9-14)

Secure but not sure.
This person has trusted Jesus as Savior and is held firmly in the protective hand of God (John 10:27-29). But when failure occurs, or when mental, physical, and emotional exhaustion set in, such a person becomes confused by feelings.

Sure and secure.
Such a person has accepted Jesus as Savior, is walking in this new relationship, and enjoys the confirming evidence that signals the reality of new birth. This evidence is described in 1 John.

-Belief in Christ's saving work (4:9-10; 5:1).

-Confidence in the Word of God (2:4; 5:13).

-A new way of life (2:3-6).

-The awareness of the Spirit (4:13; 5: 10).

-A love for other Christians (3:14).

If you are not both sure and secure, make sure you have taken the first step. Recognize that there is nothing you can do to escape the penalty of your sin---except to throw yourself on Jesus' mercy, His death for your sins, and His saving life. Trust Him for what you could never do for yourself, and then rely on God's promises (John 3:16; 6:37; 10:27-30; Romans 6:23; 8:28-39).

-RBC Ministries



GIOVANNI said...

glad i was here..visit me sis

Dhemz said...

wow...very inspiring tong post mo ganda....love it!

belated happy birthday niko!

niko said...

ganda thanks a lot ha..


mwah mwah