Your Calling and Election Sure
the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure:
for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall: for so an entrance shall be
ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and
Saviour Jesus Christ. 2 Peter 1:10, 11
Here a life insurance policy is offered
us which insures for us eternal life in the kingdom of God. I ask you to study
these words of the apostle Peter. There is understanding and intelligence in
every sentence. By taking hold upon the Lifegiver, who gave His life for us, we
receive eternal life.
We are each deciding our eternal destiny,
and it rests wholly with us whether we shall gain eternal life. Will we live
the lessons given in the Word of God, Christ's great lesson book? It is the
grandest, and yet the most simply arranged and easily understood book ever
prepared for giving an education in proper behaviour, in speech, in manners, in
affection. It is the only book that will prepare human beings for the life that
measures with the life of God. And those who make this Word their daily study
are the only ones who are worthy of receiving a diploma entitling them to
educate and train the children for entrance into the higher school, to be
crowned as victorious overcomers.
Christ Jesus is the only judge of the
fitness of human agents to receive eternal life. The gates of the holy city
will open to those who have been humble, meek, lowly followers of His, having
learned their lessons from Him, and received from Him their life insurance
policy, forming characters after the divine similitude.
When the ransomed are redeemed from the
earth, the city of God will be opened to you. . . . Then the harp will be
placed in your hand, and your voice will be raised in songs of praise to God
and to the Lamb, by whose great sacrifice you are made partakers of His nature
and given an immortal inheritance in the kingdom of God.
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