Today’s Scripture: That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold on the hope set before us: Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul both sure and stedfast… Hebrews 6:18-19b
Chances are, you have fallen prey to some well worded ads and have purchased extended warranties. One thing I can guarantee you is the minute that warranty is up, that item will need fixing. Ironically, things that come with no warranty seem to last forever! Have you ever had a problem with your car and brought it in to the dealer only to find that the extended warranty ended a month ago? Or, better yet, your expensive item’s issue is the one thing not covered under the extended warranty you purchased. It is truly maddening!
There are many things we try to guarantee in this world, but cars break down, expensive products fall apart, and things fail to work as promised. Life can be downright disappointing, and that can tend to make us cynical. When we have an earthly perspective, we tend to doubt the Lord, His Word, His promises, and prophecy. But, we must consider Who has guaranteed all these things: The Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End, which was and is and is to come, the great I AM. Jehovah our Provider is the One Who has guaranteed His Word, prophecy, and our eternal security. So, we can have complete confidence every moment of every day.
A relationship you thought was a sure thing may have fallen apart. A pension you were banking on may have been withheld from you. The family car you saved so long for may have broken down. So many things that we hope and plan for leave us feeling desperate when they fall through. Take comfort in the fact that your heavenly blessings are guaranteed. Your Heavenly security has an eternal warranty and everything you do for Christ will last. There’s no better investment that you can make today than investing your time and love in the Lord.
Devotional by Jim Scudder, Jr.