Rest and Security

And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. (Colossians 3:15)

The Greek word “peace” here refers to both the call of God to salvation and the consequent peace with Him, and the attitude of rest or security believers have because of that eternal peace. God’s Word to us should have a most profound reason of assurance than any other book of literature we read. The call of salvation is encased in the humbled act of obedience and love Christ demonstrated to His Father, in dying on a cross to purchase our salvation once and for all (Hebrews 9:28). We have nothing to do with this except to accept God’s offer of forgiveness by faith and believe in Him (Christ the Lord) as our Savior and Messiah. What peace we forfeit in simply not believing that God’s grace is so sufficient to meet all of my needs now, today, as His child. We have such the benefit of knowing the end of all of this earthly life, because God has detailed it for us in His written Word the Bible. For all of eternity we will be with the One, who loved us and gave Himself for us, so that we may escape the coming judgment to this world. We rely upon to0 much of our feelings and of our own wisdom to make us feel secure in life, putting the assurance on what I have to do to make it happen. The Scripture should permeate every aspect of the believer’s life and control every thought, word, and deed. We have examples from Israel’s history to be warned of how longsuffering God is with us.

They soon forgot His works; They did not wait for His counsel, But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, and tested God in the desert. And He gave them their request, but sent leaness to their soul (Psalm 106 :13-15). The Jews forgot what God had most recently done on their behalf, and focused only on the enslaved life of Egypt’s provision, and doubted that they would have water or food in their journey out of bondage and into their future’s freedom.

Dear friend, Let us be the most thankful people for what Jesus Christ has done for us at Calvary’s cross. We are to witness to the world around us of His great love and His grace and goodness so that others may too accept His offer of salvation.

May the Lord bless your walk today!

Author: rontrujillo

Married 37 years We have six children. All of whom are adult. Three are married one of them blessed us with three beautiful grandchildren. Retired Firefighter @ Boeing Aircraft 37 years (Formally McDonnell Douglas) Born Again Summer of 1981

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