Tuesday, April 21, 2009

He Who Endures To The End

But he who endures to the end shall be saved. Mark 13:13

Avid readers typically fall into one of two categories when reading a book: those who like to be surprised by the ending, and those who read the last page before even starting. Some people just love knowing what to expect so that no matter what happens in the middle, they know how it all turns out.

Sometimes Christians approach life this way as well. It can be difficult to trust God with our lives because we can't see the ending or understand the reason for everything in the middle. But in reality, though we may not know the details of how our individual life will turn out, we know that Christ will have the victory, for Scripture tells us that "…the Lamb will overcome them, for He is the Lord of lords and King of kings; and those who are with Him are called, chosen, and faithful" (Revelation 17:14).

Because God has already won over all earthly kings and armies, gods, Satan, death, and sin, we can rest knowing that no matter what happens between now and eternity, there are no surprise endings.

He who breathes into our hearts the heavenly hope, will not deceive or fail us when we press forward to its realization.

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