Thought for the Day – 23 January 2019

Thought for the Day 

How can I be assured that I am, and will remain, a Child of God? 

First Humility!

Matthew 18:1 – 4;2And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them,  3And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.  4Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”  

Repentance comes next!

Matthew 3:2;2And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. 

Mark 1:15;15And sayingThe time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.” 

Acts 20:21; 21Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.” 

By being a good example in all we do! 

2 Timothy 2:10;10Therefore I endure all things for the elect’s sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.” 

By faith in Jesus Christ!

Galatians 3:26;26For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.” 

By believing His Truth!

2 Thessalonians 2:13;13But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:” 

By the Grace of God!

Romans 11:5;5Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.”

By living soberly, righteously, and Godly! 

Titus 2:11 – 12;11For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,  12Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;”

By God’s justification! 

Romans 8:33;33Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth.” 

By the Spirit, His Word, and the sacrifice of Jesus!

1 Peter 1:2;2Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.”  



About Ephraim J. Stockwell

Ephraim J. Stockwell, Born 30 May 1926 in Howell, Michigan, USA; Grew up on a farm in Uniontown, Pennsylvania; Served in Army during WW2 in European Theater of Operations; College in West Virginia, majoring in Physics and Electronic Engineering; Employed by NASA Headquarters, Wash. D.C. as Head of Network Operations (Retired), Husband of Joan Morgan Stockwell, father of 3 sons; Jack, Mark and Rick; Family includes 17 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren.
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