Archive for the ‘Perseverance of the saints’ Category

No power of hell, no scheme of man, Can ever pluck me from His hand

May 8, 2011

No power of hell, no scheme of man, Can ever pluck me from His hand; Till He returns or calls me home, Here in the power of Christ I’ll stand.

In Christ Alone, Stuart Townend, Keith Getty

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A shepherd without sheep-dogs

September 21, 2009

In China there are shepherd without sheep-dogs. When a ewe strays from the flock, one of the shepherds aims a stone from his catapult to land just in front of her nose. The startled ewe rushes back to the safety of the fold.

God allows His own to see the danger of a path of sin before they plunge headlong into disaster. They are allowed to see the consequences of straying without falling completely into the clutches of the evil one. They may wander a way but not without the Shepherd startling them back to the place of safety.