Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Safe Forever

Do not, O Lord, withhold your mercy from me; let your steadfast love and your faithfulness keep me safe forever.
—Psalm 40:11
God's mercy and sovereign grace are one, and cannot be overcome, but will keep me safe forever: "They, whom God hath accepted in his Beloved, effectually called, and sanctified by his Spirit, can neither totally nor finally fall away from the state of grace, but shall certainly persevere therein to the end, and be eternally saved."
—Westminster Confession 18.1

Imprint upon my heart, O God, that because I belong to you no one can pluck me from your hand, and because I fear you I need fear no other. Amen.
—A New Zealand Prayer Book (alt.)