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ABILITY

November 2, 2016

Wednesday

 

Ability, Of God To Save

 

John 6:37

 

“All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will certainly not cast out.

 

 

LESSON

 

While the role of God the Son will be central to the salvation of humankind, we must not forget the role of God the Father. It is God the Father who gives the Son those who will be the Son’s disciples. Jesus anticipates that the Father will not give the gift in vain. All those whom the Father gives to the Son will, indeed, come to the Son. None will be lost in the process.

The person who throws something out is getting rid of it on purpose—is glad to be rid of it. Jesus assures us that we need not fear being cast out expelled.

 

We have, of course, given Jesus plenty of cause to cast us out. We have sinned against God and neighbor. We have failed to live up to the promise with which God created us. We have done what we knew to be wrong, and failed to do what we knew to be right. But casting us out would not be in keeping with Jesus’ mission, which is the salvation of those whom the Father has given him. Nor would it be in keeping with Jesus’ character, which is steeped in love.

 

Memory Verse: Matthew 25:15

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