Perseverance of the Saints

3 Jul

It is truly our business to show forth God’s Faithfulness. Let us publish abroad the faithfulness of God. I wonder sometimes that there should be any doubts in the world about the doctrine of the final perseverance of the saints.

Those thousands of true believers who stay on their course cannot, of course, say much about themselves. It would not be right to do so, but they do speak of God’s unfailing goodness and His unchangeable truthfulness and His word. The Lord does not cast away his people, but gives us strength in order that we may bear through. The strength of our testimony is on God’s Faithfulness toward us as believers in Christ.

The LORD Implored to Avenge His People

Psalm 94

O LORD, God of vengeance,

God of vengeance, shine forth!

Rise up, O Judge of the earth,

Render recompense to the proud.

How long shall the wicked, O LORD,

How long shall the wicked exult?

They pour forth words, they speak

Arrogantly;

All who do wickedness vaunt themselves.

They crush Your people, O LORD,

And afflict Your heritage.

They slay the widow and the stranger

And murder the orphans.

They have said, “The LORD does not see,

Nor does the God of Jacob pay heed.”

 

Pay heed, you senseless among the people;

And when will you understand stupid ones?

He who planted the ear, does He not hear?

He who formed the eye, does He not see?

He who chastens the nations, will He not rebuke,

Even He who teaches man knowledge?

The LORD knows the thoughts of man,

That they are a mere breath.

Blessed is the man whom You chasten, O LORD,

And whom You teach out of Your law;

That You may grant him relief from the

days of adversity,

Until a pit is dug for the wicked.

For the LORD will not abandon His people,

Nor will He forsake His inheritance.

For judgment will again be righteous

And all the upright in heart will follow it.

Who will stand up for me against evildoers?

Who will take his stand for me against

those who do wickedness?

 

If the LORD had not been my help,

My soul would soon have dwelt in the

abode of silence.

If I should say, “My foot has slipped,”

Your lovingkindness, O LORD, will hold me up

When my anxious thoughts multiply

within me,

Your consolation delight my soul.

 

Can a throne of destruction be allied

with You,

One which devises mischief by decree?

They band themselves together against

The life of the righteous

And condemn the innocent to death.

But the LORD has been my stronghold,

And my God the rock of my refuge.

He has brought back their wickedness upon them

And will destroy them in their evil;

The LORD our God will destroy them.

Psalm 94 from the NASB

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