Enjoy Life, Enjoy God

Dale Patterson


August 3, 2013

We believe in the perseverance of the saints.  In other words, by the grace of God in Christ, we are secure in our faith unto eternity.  However...      

See to it, brothers and sisters, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God.  But encourage one another daily...
                                                    --Hebrews 3:12,13 TNIV 
Hebrews reminds us that the people of God are fickle; they promise, but quickly fall away, and wander astray from the God they love and promise to serve.  Hebrews exhorts: "Don't do that."  "Hold firmly" (3:14)

Yes, God is gracious and is our strength.  Yet somehow we are part of the perseverance matter, so today, let us hold firmly.
Dale Patterson