Jude 24-25 Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and for ever. Amen.
Living in Michigan most of my life I have come to appreciate the beauty of the lighthouses around this state. On one of our family vacations, we went to the city of Gulliver in Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula to see the Seul Choix Pointe Lighthouse. The statistics say that the lantern is 79 feet above the lake level and can be seen for 17 miles on a clear day. However, I am here to tell you, when you are standing up there on the deck where the giant light is perched, and all there is between you and a long fall to the ground is truly clear piece of thick glass, it seems a lot higher than 79 feet. Now I know in my mind that they would not let you up there if it were not safe, nonetheless the 69-inch-tall plates of glass did not seem to make a person feel very safe. I could not fall, but I felt as if I could.
So it seems with our Christian life at times. When the winds of sin blow around us and our life seems to be unbalanced, it would be easy to feel as if we might be able to fall away from God. Nevertheless, our verses today tell us otherwise. Just as the invisible glass of the lighthouse protected me from falling to my doom, so also God keeps us from falling away from Him. Though the storms of life rage around us and winds of confusion may blow, we need to remember that He securely holds us, we do not hold on to Him. We are safe in Jesus.
Our safety comes from being in Christ Jesus. To stand outside of a place of safety during a storm does not offer you any protection. You must be inside of that place for it to do its job. So it is with Christ. To know of Him will not protect you. You must totally give yourself to Him to be in Jesus. You need to place your life in His loving care.
THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
1 Kings 1 / Psalm 135 / Proverbs 15 / Jude
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
1 Chron. 3-5 / John 16:16-33
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