How Can I Be Sure That I Am Saved?
God wants every believer to be sure that he is saved. The Bible says, that anyone that believes in Jesus Christ is saved (John 3:16; Acts 16:31). Do you believe that Jesus is the Savior, that He died to pay the penalty for your sins (Romans 5:8; 2 Corinthians 5:21)? Are you trusting Him alone for salvation? Are you willing to repent from your sins and obey His commands by the power of His grace? If your answer is yes, then you are saved!
The Bible states, “And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life” (1 John 5:11-13). Who is it that has the Son? It is those who have believed in Him and accepted Him (John 1:12).
Jesus Himself affirms this truth: “I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand” (John 10:28-29). We can have the assurance from Christ’s own Words that we are saved in His love.
Faith and Gratitude
Our assurance is based on God’s love that was proved at the cross. “For God so loved the world that He gave His Only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16). Nothing more could be asked of God. “Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends” (John 15:13).
Being saved is a matter of faith. So, claim, trust and abide in the Lord daily through the study of scriptures, prayer and witnessing. Jesus said, “Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me” (John 15:4).
Finally, rejoice in God’s salvation. Heartfelt thanksgiving is a fundamental element in true religion. Some attach little importance to the spirit of gratitude and tend to accept God’s benefits as a matter of fact. But the Lord declared, “Whoever offers praise glorifies Me; and to him who orders his conduct aright I will show the salvation of God” (Psalms 50:23).
In His service,