Grace! Grace! Marvelous Grace!
The Lord turned and looked at Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how He had told him, “Before a rooster crows today, you will deny Me three times.” And he went out and wept bitterly. – Luke 22:61, 62
After that look from our Lord Jesus, I can almost guarantee you Peter never denied the Lord again. But even if he did, the grace of our Lord was an eternal fountain toward His child. Peter, in spite of his denials, was given a title, and became a leader in the Church, faithful unto death on a cross himself.
Isn’t it wonderful to know that there is nothing you or I have ever done that is so bad that the Lord will not forgive and continue to demonstrate His grace and love towards us – His children, Whom the Father gave to the Son before the foundations of the world were laid!
Brethren, nothing – and no one – can separate us from the love of the Father!!! Grace! Grace, God’s grace, grace that is greater than all our sin.
31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us? 32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things? 33 Who will bring a charge against God’s elect? God is the one who justifies; 34 who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us. 35 Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? – Romans 8:31-35
If you are in Christ, you and I have no enemies on this earth who can take what the Father has given us, which is everything!!!
Let everything that has breath, praise the Lord. Praise the LORD! – Psalm 150:6
I realize this is a bit late. Oh My, Joel you have hit it right on the head… Perseverance of the saints! What God does, no man can undo. What an amazing story of Gods gift (grace!) Our brethren need to understand, and not get caught up in a works mentality. Our Reformation was about this very thing. If we surrender our pride and acknowledge Him as sovereign… whoa! We are victorious already!