I started a tradition over at my other site (where I talk about the bible and money), where I would post a devotional thought on most Sundays. I then continued that practice on Fat Guy Skinny Wallet, and I hope to keep posting devotion messages here. My goal is to make this a weekly practice.
They will either be based on my own personal study, or from another source.
Today we are comforted with the thought that all who are in Christ Jesus have a secure and sure future, by James Smith (courtesy of Grace Gems):
(James Smith, “The Pleading Savior” 1861)
“All Mine are Yours–and Yours are Mine!” John 17:10
This claim of Jesus refers especially to the elect. Says Jesus, “All whom the Father has, are Mine!” They are Mine by redemption–and Yours by election!
Election, redemption, sanctification, and glorification–are divine works encompassing the same people.
All whom the Father chose–the Son redeemed;
all whom the Son redeemed–the Spirit sanctifies;
and all who are . . .
chosen by the Father,
redeemed by the Son,
and sanctified by the Spirit–
are certainly and eternally glorified!
“For those He foreknew–He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son.
And those He predestined–He also called;
and those He called–He also justified;
and those He justified–He also glorified!”
The Father’s children–constitute the Son’s Church;
the Father’s beloved–is the Son’s bride;
the Father’s property–is the Son’s portion.
“All Mine”–that is, all of My disciples, My friends, My sheep–“are Yours.”
The Father as Creator, gives them to the Son as Redeemer.
The Son as Redeemer, hands them over to the Spirit as the Sanctifier.
The Spirit works in them all the good pleasure of His goodness, and brings them to the Son, who presents them to the Father as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless!
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