The scripture for today, October 29, is John 10:29 as found in the New Testament of the Bible:
“My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand.”
No other person can take our salvation away from us. They may badger us, belittle us, torture us, kill us, but they cannot take our salvation away from us. The only one who can do that is ourselves.
The Apostle Peter said, “Therefore, my brothers, be all the more eager to make your calling and election sure. For if you do these things, you will never fall….Be on your guard so that you may not be carried away by the error of lawless men and fall from your secure position” (II Peter 1:10; 3:17).
Hebrews 2:1 says, “We must pay more careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard so that we do not drift away.”
Jesus himself said, “All men will hate you because of me, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved” (Matthew 10:22).
Let us continue to read the scriptures for ourselves (God speaking directly to us) and praying (us speaking directly to God) and meet with other Christians to encourage each other and be better able to stand firm.