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25 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

 

Paul ended the book of Romans with a splendid doxology rather than with a usual benediction. This is the closing benediction of the book. Verses 25 to 27 form one sentence in the Greek.

25 Now to Him who is able

Paul concluded Romans with an ascription of praise to God who gave us the gospel, the subject of the book of Romans.

God has the ultimate responsibility to save our souls. We see God’s ability in saving our souls in His sovereignty. God has sufficient power to save souls.

to establish you

God establishes us by His grace. A stable Christian is a mature Christian. A mature believer has a good grasp of grace. God does the stabilizing, not us. He has the power to make our standing sure. God is able to ground us in the doctrine of salvation. God establishes us so that nothing can move us.

2 Ti 1: 12 For this reason I also suffer these things; nevertheless I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that Day.

Vacillation in faith is an indication of immaturity. The Devil wants to unsettle the believer so that he is ineffective for the Lord. God is able to establish our salvation forever.

1 Pe 5: 10 But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.

PRINCIPLE:

God eternally establishes our salvation for us.

APPLICATION:

God’s confirmation of the saints through justification by faith enables believers to stand erect against any doubt of their salvation. Salvation does not depend on them but upon God. This is where we get our spiritual consistency. God wants to bring us to a place where we are on solid ground. Inner security enables us to face the problems of life.

2 Co 9: 8 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.

Eph 3: 20 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,

Phil 3: 21 who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself.

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

He 7: 25 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.

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