Among the many blessings that the Bible wants to give to you, one of them is certainty. Imagine, for a moment, the opposite of certainty in matters related to God. Maybe God loves me. Perhaps I’m forgiven and will get into heaven. Who knows? This might work out for my good.
The verse listed above is just one of many examples of the Bible giving you certainty. Your faith is not based on the pious wishes and hopes of people who lived a long time ago. Your faith is not just optimism.
Your faith rests on the certainty of God’s own promises and that he has fulfilled those promises in Christ Jesus. Your sins are forgiven because Jesus died for you. Death is powerless against you because Jesus rose from the dead. Your eternity in heaven is etched in God’s own handwriting. God has not and never will abandon you.
Luke begins his Gospel by making sure that his readers know, with certainty, that the events of Jesus’ life really happened. That means that the consequences of Jesus’ life really happen too! Live with confidence and certainty that your God saved and will always love you.
Luke 1:3–4 (NIV) "Therefore, since I myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning, it seemed good also to me to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, so that you may know the certainty of the things you have been taught."
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