Focal Passage: 2 Peter 3:1-18
The need for assurance is deeply imbedded into the human heart. As Christians we sometimes question the goodness and reliability of God when we become impatient with the things He has promised when they are not delivered on our terms or in our time.
At the heart of our questioning is doubt in God’s love for us.
Our waning trust and lack of assurance in God’s word is often aggravated and brought to the surface by painful situations in this life.
This can be especially the case when one considers the everlasting joy and fulfillment that lies ahead in the new heavens and new earth as compared to our present lives. Have you ever felt forsaken by God?
Peter assures us that the Lord is not slow to fulfill his promises.
Until that day, let us be a people who endure by holding fast to all that is offered in the gospel of Jesus Christ.
May we continually remind ourselves that we are secure in Christ and sealed with the Spirit.
What amazing grace is found in the love of God, as J.D. Greear has written, “There is nothing we can do that will make God love us more and nothing we can do that will make God love us less.”
Christ was forsaken by God at the cross so that we could have assurance that God would never forsake us.
Therefore, let us be diligent to be found by him without spot or blemish, and at peace.
Finding assurance in the love of God is promised in His Word.
As we reflect on the Good News of the gospel we will grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
The Good News of Jesus Christ is the only thing that will bring us lasting assurance.