THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
2 Tim 1:12
For the which cause I also suffer these things:
nevertheless I am not ashamed:
for I know whom I have believed,
and am persuaded that he is able to keep that
which I have committed unto him against that day.
38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life,
nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers,
nor things present, nor things to come,
39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature,
shall be able to separate us from the love of God,
which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
LIGHT from the WORD.
A party of visitors at the national mint were told by a workman
in the smelting-works that if the hand were dipped in water
the ladle of molten metal might pour its contents over the palm
without burning it.
A gentleman and his wife heard the statement.
"Perhaps you would like to try it?" said the workman.
The gentleman said, shrinking back, "No, thank you.
I prefer to accept your word for it!"
Then turning to the lady, he said: "Perhaps, Madame, you would
make the experiment."
"Certainly," she replied.
She bared her arm and thrust her hand into a bucket of water,
and calmly held it out while the metal was poured over it.
She was NOT burned!
Turning to the man, the workman quietly said:
"You, sir, believed; but your wife trusted.
Take note that the word "believed" in 2Tim. 1:12
above means more than just mentally receiving.
It means to commit trust to!
And the word "persuaded" in Rom. 8:38 above
means convinced enough to rely upon!
Have you "believed" in Christ?
(Committed your trust to Him?)
Are you "persuaded" of Christ?
(CONVINCED enough to RELY upon Him?)
If so, then when you face mental, emotional, physical,
or even spiritual difficulties - CONTINUE!!
DON'T SHRINK BACK!!