Perseverence

Ordo Salutis

Philippians 1:6  And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.

Isn’t it great to know that you are not left on your own after you become a believer in Christ?  God does a work in you to bring you to Himself, but He doesn’t just abandon you after that, expecting you to endure all on your own until the day of glory.  No, He continues to work in you until that day.

Once you belong to God’s family, you are promised an inheritance and the Holy Spirit is given to you as a guarantee of that inheritance.  Upon the completion of this life, you will inherit eternal life and everything that comes with it.  This can only be achieved if you remain a child of God and maintain your salvation.  But isn’t it wonderful to know that you don’t have to do that on your own?

It was God that began the work in you to enable you to believe and it is He who will continue to work in you until the end of this life on earth.  He will never leave you nor forsake you and no one can snatch you out of your Father’s hand.  Nothing can separate you from His love.  Nothing.  He will finish what He started.  Your future doesn’t solely rest on you.