Friday, July 26, 2019
Make Your Calling Sure
"Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things ye shall never fall." II Peter 1:10. There is nothing more comforting to the heart than assurance. We are called of God by the gospel. Our election to salvation comes by the gospel. We are assured of the validity of the gospel, and also, the power of the gospel. We can be assured of our salvation through the knowledge and understanding of the will of God which has been manifested by the gospel. This must be the diligent pursuit of our life. We must study God's plan for our salvation. We must labor to achieve that plan in our heart. We must continue with diligence to abide within that plan. Making our calling and election sure is not something that we do once, but that we constantly pursue. The writer speaks of the possibility of falling. We can fall from our election. Our assurance against falling is our diligent endeavor to make sure our calling and election. As long as we engage in our election to God's high calling, we will not fall.