Kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time – 1 Peter 1:5
How was the earth formed out of nothing? It was the power of God (Jeremiah 51:15). How does God have his way in the hurricane or the tsunami? By his great power (Nahum 1:3). What holds our planet, our solar system, our universe together? It is the power of God (Hebrews 1:3). How is our faith sustained through the challenges of this life? We are kept by the power of God.
Isn’t it a wonderful comfort to know that your faith, which did not originate in you to begin with (Ephesians 2:8), is upheld by the strength of God himself? The same force that makes the mountains continue is continually working in your heart and soul by the power of the Holy Spirit.
We do not always feel like traveling on. Our faith certainly has its ups and downs. Yet what a great blessing to know that the One who has begun this good work of salvation in your heart through faith will continue the work he has begun. As Augustine reverently observed, “God is not a deceiver, that he should offer to support us, and then, when we lean upon him, should slip away from us.”
It is by the power of God that we are kept through faith, and it is the faithfulness of God which continues this work of salvation in us until the very last day. Believer, though your faith may be weak, in itself, it is planted in the mighty ability of the almighty God.
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