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By the pen of Charles Spurgeon:
In Exodus 15 we see Moses sing to the Lord by the Red Sea, for he rejoiced to know that Israel was safe. Not even a fine drop of mist fell from the huge wall of water until the last of the Israelites had safely planted his foot on the other side of the flood. Once the very last person was safely across, the waters roared back into their proper place — but not until then.
A portion of Moses’ song was, “In your unfailing love you will lead the people you have redeemed” (Ex. 15:13). In the last days, when the elect of God will sing the song of Moses who was the servant of God and of the Lamb, the exultant claim of Jesus will be, “I have not lost one of those you gave me” (John 18:9). Not one throne in heaven will be vacant.
For all the chosen race
Shall meet around the throne,
Shall bless the working of His grace,
And make His glories known.
Isaac Watts, 1674 – 1748
All whom God has chosen, all whom Christ has redeemed, all whom the Spirit has called, all who believe in Jesus will safely cross the dividing sea. Not all of us have safely reached land yet, for:
Part of the host has crossed the flood,
And part is crossing now.
The front lines of the army have already reached the shore, while we are still marching through the depths, closely following our Leader into the heart of the sea. May our hearts be cheered, for soon the rear guard will stand where the front lines are today. Soon the last of God’s chosen ones will have crossed the sea, and once all are safe and secure, a song of triumph will be heard.
Yet even if one soul was absent — yes! If just one in His chosen family was cast away, it would make for an eternal discord in the song of the redeemed. It would so severely cut the strings of the harps in heaven that music could never be drawn from them again.
By the pen of Jim Reimann:
Yes, believer, you will make it to the other side. “He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus” (Phil. 1:6).
Consider the progression from God’s foreknowledge in eternity past to glorification in eternity future in the following passage:
Those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son. . . . And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.
Romans 8:29 – 30
And notice that the Lord sees us as already glorified (in the past tense), for He is faithful to complete what He starts — He is a covenant-keeping God!
“What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us?” (Rom. 8:31).
Morning by Morning: The Devotions of Charles Spurgeon
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