Today’s Scripture: In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began; Titus 1:2
In 1883, Daniel W. Whittle wrote his famous hymn, “I Know Whom I Have Believed.” This song shows the assurance he had that God was going to keep His word about salvation.
I know not why God’s wondrous grace
To me He hath made known,
Nor why, unworthy, Christ in love
Redeemed me for His own.
But I know Whom I have believed,
And am persuaded that He is able
To keep that which I’ve committed
Unto Him against that day.
He doesn’t know why God did it, but he does know that God will keep His Word. We can have the same assurance that God is going to keep His Word. God has promised to “whosoever believeth” everlasting life.
Have you ever believed that Jesus died and shed His blood for you? Do you believe that He rose again? He was the perfect sacrifice. Jesus Christ was fully man and fully God. He was a sinless, acceptable sacrifice for all mankind’s sins, and He was a perfect sacrifice for the sufficient payment of sin.
The work was finished on the cross; Christ didn’t miss any sins. Then, Christ proved the payment was accepted and gave us assurance of His completed work by rising again.
Don’t have faith in yourself. Salvation is not by works. (Eph. 2:8-9) Put your faith in Christ’s already finished work. How can you be certain that Christ alone is enough? Here are a couple of reasons.
Are you persuaded that He is able to keep that which you have committed unto Him against that day? Can you say, “I know whom I have believed”?
Devotional by Pastor Jim Scudder, Jr.