I John 5:13 teaches us that there are people who truly believe in Christ yet do not know that they have eternal life. Are you one of those? You know you have no hope of heaven but in Christ’s blood and righteousness and you think, you hope you have eternal life, yet you cannot say you KNOW eternal life is yours? What should you do? Today’s devotional will help you see the way forward. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
II Peter 1:10-11
10 Therefore, brothers, be all the more diligent to confirm your calling and election, for if you practice these qualities you will never fall. 11 For in this way there will be richly provided for you an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
“Are you in depths and doubts, staggering and uncertain, not knowing what is your condition, nor whether you have any interest in the forgiveness that is with God? Are you tossed up and down between hopes and fears? [Do you] want peace, consolation, and establishment? Why lie you upon your faces? Get up, watch, pray, fast, meditate, offer violence to your lusts and corruptions; fear not, startle not at their crying or importunities to be spared; press unto the throne of grace by prayers, supplications, importunities, restless requests. This is the way to take the kingdom of heaven. These things are not peace, they are not assurance; but they are part of the means that God hath appointed for the attainment of them.” [The Works of John Owen VI, Edinburgh: The Banner of Truth Trust, 1850-53), p. 567-568]