Yesterday's post may have seemed like a downer; it may have seemed like I was saying that we can never have confidence in our faith. Well, today we get to look at the good news in Hebrews chapter 6.
"Even though we speak like this, dear friends, we are confident of better things in your case... things that accompany salvation." Hebrews 6:9
See, one can be confident in their salvation. One cannot lose his/her salvation. If you have a saving faith in Jesus Christ as your Lord you can be confident to the end.
Why can we be confident? Is it because of what we do? No, absolutely not.
"... it is impossible for God to lie." Hebrews 6:18
God is Truth so when He promises to do something He will come through. If you have a saving faith you have a promise from God that He will grant you salvation. "I am not ashamed of the Gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes..." Romans 1:16
God can't lie. God promises salvation to everyone who believes. This is good news.
"We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure." Hebrews 6:19
If you have a saving faith in Jesus you have an anchor for your soul. As I wrote yesterday, work out your salvation with fear and trembling but also let God's promise be an anchor for your soul. When your life seems like a ship in choppy water remember that God's promise of salvation is an anchor for your soul.
If you were questioning your faith after yesterday's post I encourage you to evaluate yourself to see if you have a saving faith. If you looked at your faith and found it to be true then take heart because Jesus has promised you salvation. God can't lie and His promises are always yes and amen.
Remember the good news that the Gospel is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes today.