encouragement side

"All that the Father gives to Me shall come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will certainly not cast out."

-John 6:37

We can all be thankful that salvation is of the Lord from beginning to end. We can neither merit nor keep our salvation. We can, only by faith, receive what the Lord has done and is doing to provide for us the free gift of eternal life. We may often be weak and easily beset by sin, but we will never perish. We may disobey and disappoint the Lord, but He will never leave nor forsake us. We may face great difficulty but will never be destroyed. We may have great opposition by the enemies of the cross but will never be plucked from His hand. We may face death only to be raised up on the last day. In the end, the word will “be fulfilled which He spoke, ‘Of these whom Thou hast given Me I lost not one.”’ With Jesus, “our great God and Savior,” not one of us needs to fear being cast away. “What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us?” Be encouraged!

References: John 6:37; Titus 2:13; John 18:9; Romans 8:31