Being Confident

“Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.” Philippians 1:6

Upon hearing this verse a young boy asked his mother, “Mom, what does this mean?”

“Well son,” began the mother, “It means we can be confident, or assured, that what Jesus started a very, very long time ago, He will finish.”

“In the Bible, it says that God created the heavens and the earth and then formed Adam out of the dust of the ground. God began a work and expected Adam and Eve to carry out that work here on earth by caring for the Garden of Eden and the whole earth. In this way they would grow in their understanding of God.

Adam and Eve failed. Since then, Jesus has been working to restore and finish the work that was destroyed. Jesus has been working to restore in us the same love for Him that was lost at the time Adam and Eve sinned. Jesus has promised that he will not rest until this is completed on the day of Jesus Christ. The day when Jesus returns to take us all to heaven.”

Her son responded by asking, “Is there anything I can do to help Jesus?”

“Yes,” said mother, “you can have faith in what Jesus has said is true. Salvation is available to all and is accepted by faith in Jesus. This is that kind of faith needed to allow Jesus to work in our life.”

Published by The Bible In Your Hand

Hi, I am Pastor Lester Bentley, a devoted husband, father, and Pastor for the Northeastern Wyoming District of the Rocky Mountain Conference of Seventh-day Adventist. I am committed to the great gospel commission as stated in Matthew 28:19, 20.

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