THE SECURITY OF THE BELIEVER IN CHRIST
Jesse M. Hendley
We are living in a world of danger. Sickness comes.
Accidents come. The other day one of our friends went
to another state to see a friend and on the way to the
airport someone ran through a stop sign and struck her
car and threw her into the path of an on-coming car,
and that friend for days lingered in an unconscious
state, neck bones broken, ribs broken, no telling how
much injury had been done to the brain. I tell you, we
live in a world of danger.
We live in a world of death. A friend said to me the
other day, concerning her mother who has cancer, "I
never thought there would be a time when I would want
my mother to die." This friend feels that maybe death
is better than life. The Word of God says that there
is a time to be born and a time to die. That is true,
and even young people are facing this. Young people
are asking serious questions. A friend of mine was
leading a young people's group in a discussion and
they were asking about death and life after death,
then going to be with the Lord.
God's Word speaks about a life beyond. God's Word
speaks about a judgment day. God's Word speaks about a
hell. We know the Bible is God's Word. It speaks on
serious, solemn themes that we need to know about. If
we know them, and the answers, there will be peace and
victory. If we don't know them and the answer, we
cannot have peace and victory.
The Bible tells us that God is a HOLY God and we are
sinners, and we are conscious of the fact that we sin
and come short of the glory of God. We can excuse
ourselves and say, "Well, I'm only human. We have feet
of clay." We have all sorts of little excuses we make,
but really there is no excuse for sin. I am trying to
say that we need to know how to be right with this
HOLY GOD. We can be.
We are living in a world of danger, true, but God's
Word warns us of ...
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