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I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.
One basis of security and assurance about eternal life, according to our Lord, is that every hindrance and obstacle to our receiving this gift of eternal life has been removed by the blessed work of the Lord Himself. “I have glorified thee on earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.”
Many things had to be done before I could receive the gift of eternal life. As a natural man I wondered how I could get it. Eternal life really means that we are sharers of the life of God and are in communion with Him. Is it not obvious, therefore, that a great many things have to happen before we can come into that condition? But it has all been done. There is nothing that has been left undone. Christ has dealt with the problem of my guilt by removing it. He has reconciled me to God; the law of God has been satisfied. “Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect?” (Romans 8:33). He Himself has done it, for “It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God” (verse 34).
Christian people, this is the position we are meant to occupy. Here is a quotation from an Augustus Toplady hymn:
The terrors of law and of God
With me can have nothing to do.
My Savior’s obedience and blood,
Hide all my transgressions from view.
That is not boasting, for I am not relying upon myself, but upon Him: “My Savior’s obedience and blood, hide all my transgressions from view.”
A Thought to Ponder
Every obstacle to our receiving eternal life has been removed by the blessed work of the Lord Himself.
From Saved in Eternity, pp. 180-181.
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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