Thursday, November 7, 2013

If God has a claim on you, you are sure.

Isaiah 63:11-14

Look at the following phrases:
vs. 11 brought them up out of the sea
vs. 12 led them... with His glorious arm
vs. 13 led them through the deep
vs. 14 So You lead Your people, to make Yourself a glorious name.

Our God not only remembers us when we are in the midst of the sea or the great deep, but He leads us out by His glorious arm to make a glorious name for Himself!!

Do you realize that God's claim on you, though carrying responsibilities, is your guarantee of His keeping you?  Or consider this - Would God risk His glorious name on the strength of a man to save himself?  God is leading you out of troubled waters not so much because of His love for you, though that love be great, but because of His namesake!  It is frequently considered that we cannot earn our way into heaven - which is ever so true. But consider this, though we fail at every turn, if we are His we will prevail - not because of our efforts, but because of His name and claim upon you.

So then - what do we do as followers?  Make sure of His claim upon your soul! Examine yourselves to see that you are in the faith - for His namesake, because He who began a good work in you will be faithful to complete it in Christ. 

Amen.

Originally published 10/6/2011 here:
https://www.facebook.com/notes/dave-cox-ii/if-god-has-a-claim-on-you-you-are-sure/10150319322530869

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