1 John 3:2-3 NIV 2011
Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known, but we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. All who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.
The apostle John like Paul addressed his audience as friends. 1 Corinthians 10:14, “Therefore, my dear friends, flee from idolatry.” All were God’s children unaware of what lay ahead. Romans 8:28a, “For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son.” The future is assured but none know when Christ will return. Turning from sin and remaining clean through confession and repentance came through living holy lives. Unshakeable confidence concerning the future is assured in the lives of Believers.
Ten years ago our youngest daughter and son-in-law were married. They had weathered some storms of life but finally said, “I do.” None of us know what lies ahead but reflecting on their past ten years, we’ve been blessed with two more grandchildren to love and spoil. Our past can sometimes define our future. But I am confident by continuing to study God’s Word my faith will stand firm. The Lord continues to equip me daily with unshakeable confidence in the future because of the assurance He’s given me as one of His.
How have you experienced His unshakeable confidence?
Believers assured of our future together,