Uphill

“I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God that you may know that you have eternal life.” 1 John 5:13

 

Several years ago, while on a mission trip to Brazil, my missionary friend drove us to a spot in the city where, as he drove up a hill, he said, “You’ve got to experience this; it’s pretty cool.”  Then he slowed to a stop, put the van in neutral and released the brake.  Then the strangest thing happened:  we began to coast – uphill!

 

At least it looked like we were coasting uphill, and it felt like we were going uphill.  But logic said, “You can’t coast uphill from a dead stop.”  Gravity said, “Although it doesn’t look like it, you are really moving downhill.”  If we had trusted our senses and our feelings, we would have been absolutely wrong. 

 

In the same way, one of the biggest mistakes we can make regarding our security in Christ is to base the assurance of our salvation on our feelings. Our eternal security is based on real, historical, and supernatural events. The apostle John wrote to Christians to assure them about the truth of their salvation. Our salvation is based solely on the work of Jesus on the cross and our trust in that.

 

Today, are you letting your feelings determine your assurance of salvation?  They may not be telling you the truth!  Instead, trust in Christ and the Word of God for the assurance of your salvation.

 

Have a great day and keep moving forward!