Ever since I became aware of my need for God, I was consumed by a second need, related and unavoidable. My need for security in my salvation. The reality of the first will invariably lead to a desire for the second.
Over the years what has become clearer has been that the closer I grow to God, the securer I feel. This may seem counter-intuitive, but the character of God is consistent. It never falters and never waivers. This is important if any of us are going to live faithfully before God.
One of the more difficult lessons of faith is that security comes when we seek to deepen our obedience. This is what God is looking for and it is what God rewards. This is what we will all long to hear when we stand before Jesus at the end of days, “Well done, good and faithful servant.”
Well done. This is the commendation offered to those who have fought for obedience in every circumstance of life. It is the reward we should all long to receive.