How To Be Sure

We humans like to be sure.  It’s just our nature.  We want to be sure that the house is locked, the bills are paid, the children are safe and a thousand other things.  We want to be sure.  The most important thing about which we need to be sure is our eternal salvation.  So how can we be sure?  Peter tells us, “Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure:  for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:  for so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.”  (2 Peter 1:10-11)

Note:  “If ye do these things, ye shall never fall.”  But what are “these things?”  They are the Christian Graces named earlier:  “Add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; and to knowledge temperance (self-control); and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; and to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness love.”  (2 Peter 1:5-7)

Let’s be sure of our eternal salvation by adding these Christian Graces in our lives.