Mr. Standfast

"Nothing taken for granted; everything received with gratitude; everything passed on with grace." G. K. Chesterton

January 20, 2004

The Keeping Power of God

John 17:11–“Holy Father, keep through Your name those whom You have given me.”
Prov. 18:10–“The name of the Lord is a strong tower...”
Ps. 121:5–“The Lord is your keeper...”

The Lord keeps us. He preserves us. We have only to call His name, for that name is certainly a “strong tower” to which we may run for safety. Through His name, we are kept. There is assurance of safety, there is certain hope, in the name of the Lord. Jude, addressing the chosen of God, refers to them as kept ones. (Jude 1) Though we walk through a world that is set against the faithful, a world of snares and illusions, in which the evil one prowls about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour, the Son has placed us in the Father’s keeping. We are guarded. We are protected. Preserved. Covered. Kept. Watched over. Led. Havened. To call His name is to gain the victory. This is a simple and yet profound truth. The Father has assigned us a destiny. The Son, by going to the Cross in our stead, has insured that those who are in Him shall one day come into that inheritance. Until the day He returns to take us there, we may be certain that we shall always be the Lord’s kept ones. Glory to God and hallelujah! Shout, you Saints! You are the kept of the Lord! Amen!


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