THE REASON FOR OUR HOPE

Jude 1:20-25

For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 1 Timothy 2:3-4

It is difficult for us to recommend a business, service, or product to others when we haven’t tried it ourselves. We can tell them what we have heard about it, but there is no personal experience from which to draw.

When other people come to us and ask us about salvation, and we doubt the validity of God’s promise that our salvation is eternally secured in Him, how can we share our faith with confidence?

There are many reasons why people doubt their salvation. They question how a loving God would allow tragedy. They believe that works, not grace, save them. They fail to take God at His word. They remain living a life of sin, unwilling to submit to the authority of the Lord in their lives. But God’s Word gives us all the assurance we need in order to know that our salvation is secure in Him, giving us the confidence to share our faith with others.

First Timothy 2:4 reminds us that God “desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” And John the Baptist told us, “He who believes in the Son has eternal eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son will not see life” (John 3:36 NASB).

In understanding that our salvation is secure and that God desires all men to know the truth, we can go forth with boldness and tell those around us the reason for our hope.

Lord, I know with surety that my salvation is firm in You. Show me how to convey this to others who are full of doubt and confusion about their salvation.

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