Abba's Eternal Protection

Welcome back,


We have been looking at Abba as our protector from the backdrop of John 10:29. If you are just joining us, please read that passage and then go ahead and read Romans 8. These are two dynamite chapters in my opinion. This week we are going to finish up our glimpse at Abba our protector. We have looked at His protection of us externally (as it relates to our circumstances), and internally (as it relates to our standing in Christ), and this week we want to look at His protection of us eternally (as it relates to our security).

When Jesus made the statement in verse 29 of John 10, it was on the heels of Him saying this in verse 28;
"And I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of my hand."

What a statement! If you read the chapter, you will notice that as soon as He had said these things they were ready to stone Him. For many, it is difficult to hear and accept this message. We so very much want to make it dependent on us. Working for our acceptance, earning our pass to Heaven. We may never say it in those words or in so many words, but can we really trust what Jesus is saying here? It is so easy to slip into the thinking that if I can just quit doing this or that or start doing this or that, I'll be just a little bit more righteous, just a little closer to Abba, and maybe just a little bit more secure. We don't realize we are trusting in our own performance rather than trusting His finished work and resting securely in Abba's hand, from where no one can snatch us.

It really is not about us, and that is good. Thank you again, Abba. We love You and rest in Your mighty hand. Amen

Blessings,
Thomas

thomas@robinsonoutdoors.com

 

 

 

Note: “but God” is a weekly ministry of Robinson Outdoors Products written for us by pastor and spiritual counselor, Thomas Paige. “But God” is posted each week on the ScentBlocker website and can be found there along with the archives of messages of past months from Thomas. “But God” is also posted each week on ScentBlocker Facebook page and on Twitter.

 

You may ask, “why would Robinson, an outdoor products company with brands ScentBlocker and Tree Spider, making  products for hunters, spend its time on something like “but God”?”

Great question, as we here at Robinson consider our work place our mission field, our products bearing the John 3:16 inscription our outreach. For 2014, there will be a laminated waterproof jacket pocket insert that contains the salvation message printed in two languages. And, we ask the Lord to provide more opportunities for us to be a light unto a dark world.

 

What responses do we receive from our customers? Each week thousands and thousands of people read the “but God” message online. We receive dozens and dozens of appreciative emails, rejoicing that a company has the courage to stand up for what it believes despite perhaps it not being the most popular thing to do these days. God has blessed our lives and our  business!

 

I hope you will enjoy this weeks’ “…but God” as Thomas continues the series, unto the Lord!

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