God: expects us to trust Him to make it through….
2 Peter1:10-11 (KJV) “Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall: For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ”.
We know and we are assured that Jesus came that we might have life and have it more abundantly; it is also a fact that by His shed blood on Calvary cross we have the unction to step into and live within His grace and mercy knowing assuredly that when we believe things that has been laid down for us are appropriated.
Many people state that we don’t have to do anything to receive the grace of God, but I think the first step is believing that there is a God and believing that He has a son whom He sacrificed to death on the cross. Believing is a big factor and although many of us are coined as such, I wonder if tested on our knowledge and facts about this man what our response and action will be.
This identifies that although we are told nothing is required we have to have knowledge, believe in what we are getting, accept that this transaction is possible and live as if our this relationship means something to us to the point where what He did and what He wants and what He expects of us is important in the big scheme of things.
Some may say but what about me? If it wasn’t about you then His death would be a moot point, but He considered you and the end result, hence the sacrifice beyond measure. We know there aren’t folks who love us who would take such vested interest in our lives much less our existence.
As the Apostle Peter strenuously points out, if you have come this far and are entered into this relationship, give it your best shot and “give diligence that our calling and election is sure”; other acts indicated, working to guard our flesh, living a set aside life.
In words it might seem as if it might be a lot; but that’s where grace comes in: His grace and mercy is enough to bring us through and the nice part of all this, He went through it all and came out the victor, so He won’t suffer you to fail.
New Trivia: We are cautioned to “remember” someone in the days of our youth; who is this?