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“Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, And to present you faultless Before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy”,    

 

Now we come to the conclusion of Jude and to one of the greatest benedictions of the entire Bible. Note other benedictions of the New Testament:

Now to Him who is able to establish you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery kept secret since the world began… Ro 16:25

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen. 2 Co 13:14

Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us… Eph 3:20

…that you keep this commandment without spot, blameless until our Lord Jesus Christ’s appearing, which He will manifest in His own time, He who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone has immortality, dwelling in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see, to whom be honor and everlasting power. Amen. 1 Ti 6:14-16

Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen. Heb 13:20, 21

Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling,

God alone is capable to keep us “from stumbling.” God will keep or guard the believer from falling into apostasy. The ancient Greek of Xenophon used the word “stumbling” for a sure-footed horse that does not stumble. God will enable us to walk safely in the midst of apostasy. He will keep the believer from losing faith.

“Him who is able” speaks of the omnipotence of God. It is God’s omnipotence that keeps us from apostasy.

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego answered and said to the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter. If that is the case, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us from your hand, O king.” Da 3:16-17

He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform. Ro 4:20, 21

And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work. 2 Co 9:8

Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. Eph 3:20-21

For in that He Himself has suffered, being tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted. Heb 2:18

Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them. Heb 7:25

PRINCIPLE:

When God saves our souls, He saves them for eternity.

APPLICATION:

The onus for our salvation is on God. He keeps our salvation eternally secure. The study below is too extensive for a daily devotional. However, if you wish to study this subject more extensively, see the study below.  

Eternal Security: http://versebyversecommentary.com/articles/eternal-security/

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