Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Safe in His hand!

The very air is full of tempters who would if they could pluck us away from Christ. We have, therefore, cause for great watchfulness, deep humility, but also for much thankfulness that we are placed where the tempters cannot reach us, for the promise assures us that none is able to pluck us out of Christ’s hand. There is not power enough in legions of fallen spirits, if they were marshalled in battle array against one poor weak Christian, to snatch him away from Christ yea, should they besiege him without intermission, like a vast herd of lions seeking to devour one lamb, the defense were so much stronger than the invasion that they could not pluck even that one out of Christ’s hand. The destroyer has never yet celebrated a triumph over the Redeemer.

From a sermon by Charles Haddon Spurgeon entitled "Perseverance Without Presumption," delivered March 7, 1872. Image by OliBac under Creative Commons License.

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