Jude 1:24-25

Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, to the only wise God our Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and forever.  Amen.

By God’s great grace and mercy, we (Christian believers) are kept from stumbling to our destruction during the long and sometimes painful journey of this life.  It is so amazing to know that we will be presented blameless and pure before the throne of God some day.  Jesus Christ will keep us from falling when we stay focused on Him and Him alone.  It is hard to understand that Christ is going to present us to the Father – faultless (Lord I have so many faults), pure and holy – and he will do it with great joy.  As Christ followers, we must keep ourselves in the love of God as we anxiously wait for His return.  During this season of waiting, we are promised that God will keep us in His hands and we will not stumble away from His great purpose for us.  Nothing can or will snatch us away (John 10:29*) and we will reside with Him forever and ever! 

I, like so many others, struggle, doubt and worry about my dedication and steadfastness – does my life reflect that of a Christ follower?  Can I finish the race?  Will I have many crowns or just a paper crown?  The forces of darkness seek to destroy us and constantly pull us down.  The world, the flesh and satan – they are powerful adversaries.  I have learned that I cannot keep myself from falling – the forces are too strong and the temptations are too great; however, there is One who is exceedingly able.  He stood against all the powers of evil and he has triumphed!  Blessed be HIS name. 

*John 10:29:  My Father, who has given [them] to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch [them] out of My Father’s hand.

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