Seven of Life’s “Sure” Things

7In the last devotional on this website, I shared seven of life’s uncertainties. Perhaps a brief review of the Biblical use of the number ‘7’ is in order here. It may represent a numerical value, such as one, two, etc.  Or in the Biblical sense it may also represent the idea of completeness or maturity. The term seven occurs through scripture. For example, it took seven days to create the world, there were seven spirits of demons, seven trespasses, and so on until the Book of Revelation where the term seven occurs frequently.  Here, I’ll be using the term seven in both ways.  I will share seven actual verses (New King James Version).  Also, there are so many other certainties that space will not permit the listing of them. The seven verses here are representative of life’s certainties:

  1. Sure Promises  “Blessed be the Lord, who hath given rest to His people Israel, according to all that He promised. There has not failed one word of all His good promise, which He promised through His servant Moses.” (1 Kings 8:56)
  2. Sure Foundations  “Behold, I lay in Zion a stone for a foundation, a tried stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation; Whoever believes will not act hastily.” (Isaiah 28:16)
  3. Sure Reward  “And whoever gives one of these little ones only a cup of cold water in the name of a disciple, assuredly, I say to you, he shall by no means lose his reward.”  (Matthew 10:42)
  4. Sure Anchor  “This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil, where the “forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having become High priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.” (Hebrews 6:19)
  5. Sure Love  “For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus.”  (Romans 8:38-39)
  6. Sure Acceptance   “All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out.”  (John 6:37)
  7. Sure Immortality   For we know that if our earthly house , this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.”  (2 Corinthians 5:1)

These certainties listed are sure and steadfast. We have it in writing!  “These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God” (John 5:13).

~ Brother Roy

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