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God's Signposts for Believers

Aby Kuruvilla, Mumbai

We live in an age where many are renouncing the Lord Jesus Christ. While some no longer find Him relevant, some feel they have a higher revelation, and some others don’t find faith to be rational. It is good to check if we are also headed in that direction. Are you contemplating whether the Lord Jesus is really the Way?

In this connection, here are three signposts to pay heed to.

  1. Have you ever put your trust in the Lord Jesus?

Know for certain that this is the most significant decision to be ever taken in one’s life. While taking this decision, you might not have known every doctrine from the Bible nor considered every other alternative the world offers. When you trusted the Lord Jesus for salvation, whether it was an intelligent decision or a child-like faith, know for certain that it is by the grace of God that you are saved and it is not of yourself. It is the gift of God (Eph. 2:8).

If there hasn’t been such a day in your life when you trusted the Lord Jesus Christ, now is the time for you to consider that step. In the sight of God, each one of us is a sinner and destined to die in our sins. Christ Jesus came into the world to save us.

He did so by dying in our stead and taking the punishment of our sins upon Himself. He rose again on the third day from the grave. There is nothing left for us to do for our salvation but to trust in Him.

  1. Know that the Lord Jesus you trusted upon is faithful.

We can compare this fact to the one who built his house on the rock. Now, it is the rock which can withstand tides and tremors and secure the house.

The Lord is the rock upon which we need to build our lives. He is not like man; for man is prone to failure. "He is the King eternal, the immortal, invisible, and the only wise God" (1 Tim 1:17). "All things were made by him, and without him was not anything made that was made" (John 1:3). "He upholds all things by the word of his power" (Heb. 1:3).

Not just His greatness and power, but His care for all creation is evident. “Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them” (Matt 6:26).

If He cares for the insignificant, consider His careful unchanging protection for His own. The Lord says, “And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand” (John 10:28). "He is able to keep you from falling and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy" (Jude 24).

They who trust in the Lord shall not be ashamed. He is faithful and able to preserve them unto the end.

  1. Hold fast the profession of your faith without wavering.

It is very easy to give up and drift with the tides of this world. Nevertheless, we are exhorted to hold fast.

The Lord said, “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you” (Matt. 7:7). "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him" (James 1:5).

Doubts and concerns might arise in your heart regarding your faith. Bring them humbly to the Lord in prayer. He will guide you through his Word. “He giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble” (Jas 4:6).

The three signposts we have are to know that you are saved, know that God is faithful, and hold fast.

If sidetracked, use these signposts to steer your course back on track. Let us hold fast to the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised) (Heb. 10:23).



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