• Trey Harper

Share in Christ

Wednesday evening, we did not get to the section of class where we give out a comforting scripture. I apologize for not ensuring that we had the time to share that scripture.

That scripture was Hebrews 3:14, “For we have come to share in Christ, if indeed we hold our original confidence firm to the end.” Be assured of your salvation. If you have called on the name of Jesus as Christ, laid under the water of life, and have faith in God you are saved. You will go to Heaven. You are His child!

Doubting our salvation is a devilish plan. Doubt impedes faith. You can not trust and doubt at the same time. Therefore, the previous verse tells us to “exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.” Maybe you would reply, “Yeah, but…” Welcome back to the loop of doubt.

Set aside the doubt, the fear, the need to argue doctrine with people that believe it just like you do. Know that your Savior died for you and you are going to heaven with Him. The thief on the cross didn’t argue when Jesus forgave his sins. He did not tell Jesus of his need for circumcision or of how he was unclean for the Passover. He could die knowing the Son of God was going to take him to Heaven.

Jesus has been saving people since people were a thing. We are all called to believe in Him. To put our trust in Him. The fifteenth verse in that passage says, “As it is said, “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion.”” Will you listen to the Savior? There was more than one thief hanging by Jesus. Only one was saved. We have come to share in Christ.

Why the need for assurance? Because firm belief causes obedient action. Wavering faith does not see the importance of, nor remember the reward for, obedient action. See verse 19, “So we see that they were unable to enter because of unbelief.”

Join in singing, “I know that my Redeemer lives, and ever prays for me. I know eternal life He gives, from sin and sorrow free.” {Sacred Selections,

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