Perspective and Confidence

21 keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting anxiously for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to eternal life (Jude).

The “keeping in the love of God” here is not about salvation, rather, it is about experience. It is about sensing God’s love for us, as well as our own love for Him. And just how is this accomplished? How do we keep ourselves in His Love? By keeping an eternal perspective, by looking forward either to His coming to us or our own going to Him.

These two words “waiting anxiously” come from just one word, which I think is better translated “waiting expectantly or confidently.” It cannot possibly mean waiting with any sense of doubt or worry, for the Bible plainly tells us to “be anxious for nothing” (Philippians 4:6). The point is, those who are most confident in their salvation, also most revel in it.

Lord, thank You that we can be confident in our salvation. Help us This Day to revel in it. Amen.