Something that brought me great comfort and assurance during some extremely dark days is an illustration shared with me by my Christian counselor.
Since it was so helpful to me I like to share it with others. It demonstrates how secure we actually are in Christ. I’ll do my best to walk you through it here:
First, you take the pointer finger 👆 of your right hand, touch the middle of the palm ✋ of your left hand. Now close your left hand 🤛. You should still feel the impression of your pointer finger in the palm of your hand. This represents that you are in Christ.
Now take your right hand and close it around your left hand. This represents that you are IN Christ IN God!!
“For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.” Colossians 3:3
Our theme verse for today’s Loser Bible Study along with the very next verse state this fact in a compelling way.
“And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.” John 10:28-29
In the passage, Jesus takes the time to persuade unbelievers that those who believe and receive are both secure in the hand of Christ and in the hand of the Heavenly Father. Not only that, He declares that the Father is greater than all!!
Since greater means larger and stronger I cannot think of a more secure place to be ever!!
Eternal life is a gift and never something I earned or could earn. Not only is eternal life a gift to us (v. 28), but we are a gift from the Father to Christ (v29).
The beautiful truth found in these verses is that since receiving Christ as my Savior I can never perish and can never be lost again.
Loser Bible Study Series Theme Verse:
“For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it.” Mark 8:35
“Lose” from the Greek word “Apollymi” means “to destroy fully.” It is translated perish in John 10:28, our verse for today.