Gods gift to the Son

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Gods gift to the Son points to Eternal Security

Gods gift to the sonGods gift to the church is the Son, but Gods gift to the Son is the Church. God the Father gave those who He saved as a gift to His Son Jesus Christ.

“I have manifested Your name to the men whom You have given Me out of the world. They were Yours, You gave them to Me, and they have kept Your word.  John 17:6

Gods gifts are irrevocable

If it were possible to lose our salvation the fact that God gave us to Jesus would mean that He was giving a gift that He might later take back: a prospect too far beneath God’s dignity and character.

All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out.  John 6:37

We are not a cheap present nor will the Lord Jesus toss us aside after having received us.

My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand.  John 10:29

God did not save us for doing this or that, thus we do not lose our salvation by doing this or that, or by failing to do this or that.  If we were to fight and try our hardest to save ourselves, it would take just one small oversight or lack of care and we would be finished. However, God did not save us in this manner; He saved us entirely by His grace.

Gods gifts are determined by His sovereignty

We should not think that salvation comes from and begins with the Lord and the keeping of it and the finishing of it depends on us.  We could never preserve ourselves in perfection, not even for one day.  God called us to persevere in faith and to keep ourselves without spot from the world.  Yes, we have a responsibility to do our part in maintaining fellowship with God, but that is both distinct from and subsequent to salvation. Gods gift, the work of salvation is completely dependent upon his power and grace and has nothing to do with our performance. A gift, especially Gods gift is never determined by the gift itself but by the giver. If God gave saved people to his Son, how could his people effect that gift unless God had neither the right nor the power to give it. If you are saved today then you are saved forever.  If you can lose your salvation tomorrow, what worth is any salvation today?

No matter how you feel like you are performing, just remember that you are Gods gift to Jesus, and God does not give junk!

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