The scripture for today, October 29 (10/29), 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).
Can we live and worship without each other? I Corinthians 10:12 says, “Let him who thinks he stands, take heed lest he fall.” Let us continue to meet with other Christians to keep each other shored up. It is almost impossible alone.
Where will you be on Sunday that is more important than your soul?