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- By Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
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SAFE IN THE ARMS OF JESUS
We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not.
1 John 5:18
Jesus prayed, “I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil” (John 17:15)—the very thing John says in this verse. Surely, then, we are confronted here by that statement. It is the same thing of which Jude reminds us: “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” (24). That is it!
This is the thing we find so constantly in our hymns—the celebration of the fact that the God who has kept and held His people in the past is still our God.
Guide me, O Thou great Jehovah,
Pilgrim through this barren land;
I am weak, but Thou art mighty,
Hold me with Thy powerful hand.
Augustus Toplady’s confidence, too, is that Christ is his keeper; He looks after him.
A sovereign Protector I have,
Unseen, yet forever at hand,
Unchangeably faithful to save,
Almighty to rule and command.
He smiles, and his comforts abound;
His grace as the dew shall descend,
And walls of salvation surround
The soul He delights to defend.
A Thought to Ponder
The God who has kept and held His people in the past is still our God.
From Life in God, pp. 149-150.
Today’s devo is taken from Walking with God Day by Day © 2003 by Good News Publishers. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Crossway Books, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.
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