While grumblers and malcontents follow their own sinful desires in trying to pursue a righteousness apart from Christ, God’s people rest in the completed Gospel work, being persuaded by the testimony of Scripture that God is able to keep His people, presenting us blameless through Jesus Christ our Lord. The keeping power of God in the person and work of Christ serves as proof positive that the redemptive work is truly complete. True Christians rejoice in the power of God to keep His people. And one day, God will present us faultless before the presence of His glory in, by, and through the work of Christ.
Christians are called ‘believers’ precisely because we have been granted faith to believe the true testimony concerning Christ as contained in His precious Word. Those who trust in any other message short of God’s Word stand guilty of second-guessing the authority and providence of God, ensuring their own sure destruction. To follow the mere dreams of men, said by Jude to be “barren trees and waterless clouds,” is to forsake the clear teaching of Scripture.
JUDE 1:4-7 (ESV) For certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into sensuality and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ. (5) Now I want to remind you, although you once fully knew it, that Jesus, who saved…
Christians rejoice, knowing salvation is absolutely secure in Christ. God, who has called us in love, keeps us faithfully in, by, and through the merits of the finished work of Christ Jesus. Through Christ’s obedience unto death, God’s people have complete confidence, joy unspeakable and full of glory, all because of Christ, who has put away sin and fulfilled the righteous requirements of the law for His elect people.