Thursday, October 1, 2015

A Sure Thing

"For this reason 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 what I have committed to Him until that Day."
2 Timothy 1:12 (NKJV)

We all like a sure thing, something that there is no question about and where there is no possibility of a mistake.  This is a nice thought, but in our everyday life it is not entirely realistic.  People like to say that the only things in life that are a sure thing are death and taxes, but there are some other things as well.  For example, we can be sure that we will see the sun rise in the morning and set in the evening.  We can be sure that dogs will bark, birds will sing, and fish will swim.  We do not have to just wish that these things were true, we have all seen and experienced them for ourselves.

One thing that is unique to Christianity, especially when compared to other religious beliefs, is confidence; confidence in our salvation and in everything God has said to us in His Word.  We are certain that because we have placed our trust in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior that we have an eternal home in heaven for all of eternity.  We can be confident that God is who He says He is and that His Word is true.  We can see God through the things He created in this world and we can take advantage of everything He has said in His Word by simply believing it is true and acting on what He has said.

Not being sure about something is a bad place to be.  But millions of people today do not live a life of security with a certainty about what will happen when they die or if what they believe will really work in their life.  So many people are really just blindly hoping something good will happen for them without any real guarantee of success.  Like Paul, Christians can boldly declare that because we know the God we believe in is real and His Word is true we can be sure that He will do what He has said.  When you put your trust and confidence in God and His Word you then have a sure thing!

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