This post originally appeared on Gareths Blog : Word to Life.
Hello all, So this week ahead of me has been shaped really around a chapter from the John Piper book Pierced by the word. Especially on the topic of Assurance. The point that stood out to me was as follows:
Assurance is a fight to the day we die.
Fight the good fight of Faith. Take Hold of the Eternal Life. (1 Timothy 6:12)
I have Fought the good fight, i have finished the race, i have kept the Faith. (2 Timothy 4:7)
This is not me telling anyone i am dying, i am (praise God/God willing) a healthy 20-year-old. But i will be visiting people this week, who are in there 90′s and have fought the good fight and have run the race. This means they have assurance that they are safe in Christ. Their Lives are testimonies and as i meet with them, they may be questioning the end, I will encourage them, and I encourage you. It is not all a mystery, it is Gods will for us to have assurance, as the point is made in Hebrews 6. But that by no means makes it easy for them, or those left behind. Because of that we need to cling to the Cross of Christ, trusting in the sacrifice on the cross, which Saves all who trust in it.