FAITHFUL IN PRESERVING!
“Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it” (I Thessalonians 5:23, 24).
God is faithful. He is faithful in protecting and stabilizing you to the end. A sister lived right from her childhood in Poland, which was under the Communist government. She said, “The Communist Government keeps every part of the lives of its citizens under control. The Government has control over issues even like what they should eat, how many children they can have and so on.”
She continued “For example, if the government decides to groom a child to become a doctor, it sponsors the child in meeting all the costs related to school education, food, dress, coaching and the professional training. It even sends the candidate to other Communist countries for higher education in medicine and all the support of the government ends once the candidate becomes a full-fledged professional.
But the heavenly Kingdom is much greater than the worldly governments. For by grace you have been saved through faith (Ephesians 2:8, 9). He has delivered us from the power of darkness and has conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love (Colossians 1:13).
Then, you all have been adopted as His sons by Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 1:5). You were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise (Ephesians 1:13). He made you the heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ (Romans 8:17). He gave you the Gifts of the Holy Spirit (I Corinthians 12). At last, He is preparing a place for you in heaven (John 14:3).
All the plans and purposes which God has placed in your lives are for your good. He will help you in leading a victorious life on earth which will lead you to dwell with God in eternity. Never mind about the storms which blow against you or the defeats which you face. Even though Jesus knew that Peter would deny Him, He prayed for his protection.
Even today, the eyes of God are looking at you. When you hold on the Scripture and pray He will protect you from all evils, hell and destruction and keep your spirit, soul and body faultless. (Jude 1:24:25).
To meditate: “You, who love the Lord, hate evil! He preserves the souls of His saints; He delivers them out of the hand of the wicked.” (Psalm 97:10).