Thursday, September 3, 2009

Safe and Secure

Last night our bible study group focused on the words of Jesus from John 10: 1-38. Jesus, the good Shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. He knows his sheep, they hear his voice and they follow him.

Most important of all, Jesus says, I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. May father who has given them to me is greater than all and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand. John 10: 28-29

How precious is the thought that our lives are forever secure in Christ. We did not choose Christ; he chose us. F. F. Bruce in his commentary on John says it this way:

"Physical life may be destroyed, but those who are united by faith to the Son of God, those who belong to the flock of the true Shepherd, can never lose real life, for he keeps it secure. God and Christ are together engaged to protect believers. Whom Christ protects, God protects; whom Christ keeps in his hand, God keeps in his. No one is powerful enough to snatch anyone or anything from the hand of God!" Amen