Do you have assurance of your salvation?
“Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.
What makes us sure of our salvation? The promise of God’s Word. We can trust the promise of God’s word because God cannot lie.
What was the exchange of words between the repentant man and Jesus, when they were being crucified on the cross?
Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.”43 Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.”
The man didn’t ask Jesus to stop his pain or to save him from death, he said, “Jesus, remember me.” Why? Because he believed Jesus was the Lord. Our assurance of salvation doesn’t come from what you do or don’t do, because we can’t earn your salvation. It’s not about our feelings, because feelings are always changing.
1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
“It is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast.”
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
Are you confident in your salvation?
What is the Holy Spirit saying to you through these scriptures?