January 01, 2021
Solid Biblical Advice
Jude 21 (KJV) Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
This short verse gives us a solid footing on which to begin a new year. At first read, it may seem to tell us that our works will ensure us a stable and eternal position in Christ. However, as you know, our works are not a means to an end or a spiritual safety belt to keep ourselves inside a good spiritual position with Christ. Instead, our works are a natural spirit-led event at work in humbled souls who desire to bring honor and glory to God to set self aside and make their lives all about Him, not them.
It is vital to understand that keeping ourselves inside the love of God is practical instruction for us to stay bound to or close to God. This instruction points us to practice genuine fellowship with God, lean on Him, and trust in His revealed truth that He always wants and desires what is best for us. Spiritual closeness is accomplished through heartfelt prayer and in personal application of God’s truths, possible only through personally comprehending and applying His great mercy and grace.
The spiritual bottom line here is that God’s great mercy and grace can keep any regenerated soul wrapped inside the unlimited love of God in this world and forever in the eternal realm. This spiritual closeness, the real foundation of life, affects every dimension of a regenerated soul on this earth and for all eternity.
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