ABLE TO KEEP YOU FROM FALLING
Jesse M. Hendley
Jude Verse 24
In Jude the 24th verse, we read this wonderful
statement, "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 ever. Amen."
"Now unto Him who is able to keep you from falling."
Let's translate that "stumbling," for that is the more
literal meaning of the word. "Now unto Him that is
able to keep you from stumbling and to present you
faultless before the presence of His glory with
These are days of stumbling Christians. They've been
stumbling down the years. But nobody need stumble!
It's a tragic thing when you see a child of God
stumble and fall. It's a tragic thing when you see a
preacher stumble and fall. Oh, the other day I heard
of a preacher-friend who had stumbled and my heart
ached. A man of God, a man in whose church I had
preached the Word of Life. One of the greatest soul-
winners! But now, not able to continue, stumbling. Why
did he stumble? God's Word says the Lord is able to
keep us from stumbling. Somebody will begin the
Christian life and then will stumble.
"Now unto Him that is able to keep us FROM stumbling
and present you faultless before the presence of His
glory with exceeding joy." This means that the Lord
can keep us after we're saved in such a manner that
he'll present us before Himself yonder in the Glory,
and He'll present us faultless, and He'll present us
with joy, and He'll present us with exceeding joy! Oh,
the joy of meeting Christ if we've been faithful to
the Lord over the years after we really met him as our
Saviour and our Lord!
The Lord will restore, the Lord will pick up, the one
who stumbles. He RESTORES the soul. He'll take a Peter
and use him to preach at Pentecost after he denied his
Lord. The Lord wil ...
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