Read: Jude 20-21, 24-25
Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling… to the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen (Jude 24-25).
Keep Yourselves In The Love Of God
The sanctified life is a life of faith. If Satan cannot defeat us by the enticement of outbroken sin, he will sow seeds of doubt in the heart and try to wreck us through confusion. We must resist the devil at every point of attack-and this is one of his favorite assaults against all who seek to live the holy life. We must deliberately refuse to allow our fears to destroy us. Jude exhorts us, “Keep yourselves in the love of God.” If we do our part, God will preserve us; for Jude adds, He “is able to keep you from falling.”
At times when the conscious witness of the Spirit to our sanctification seems not clear, we must learn to hold steady. If Satan can get us discouraged or in confusion and then get us to doubt the work of God in the soul, he has defeated us and defeated God’s work in us. If specific spiritual failures come to mind which might be evidence against our profession, we must fix them up at once — but keep our faith.
If there is only a vague sense of unrest, we must fight against it as against a mortal enemy, refusing to let it disturb our faith. We must remind God and ourselves that we have already given our lives wholly to Him and that He came to abide with us. Let us reaffirm our consecration and promise God that we will walk in all the clear light which He sends. Let us reaffirm our faith in Him who came to abide with us forever.
He never has failed me yet. I have proven Him true; What He says He will do. He never has failed me yet.*
— W. J. Henry
*Copyright 1937 by Nazarene Publishing House.