Sunday, April 15, 2018

Your Only Comfort

The earth is the Lord’s, and all that therein is; the world and they that dwell therein.
—Psalm 24:1 (Geneva Bible 1560)
Question:
What is your only comfort in life and in death?

Answer:
That I am not my own, but belong—body and soul, in life and in death—to my faithful Savior, Jesus Christ.
He has fully paid for all my sins with his precious blood, and has set me free from the tyranny of the devil. He also watches over me in such a way that not a hair can fall from my head without the will of my Father in heaven; in fact, all things must work together for my salvation.
Because I belong to him, Christ, by his Holy Spirit, assures me of eternal life and makes me wholeheartedly willing and ready from now on to live for him.
—Heidelberg Catechism  (Lord's Day 1, Question 1)

I thank you, God, that I am not my own, but that I belong to you, now and forever. Amen.

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