Seen as a Promise

Remember when I was pondering what love looked like?

Well, I found another thing to ponder. to mull over. to chew. Part of Alece’s comment on this post caused me to go “whoa! wait a second!”  She referred to the following as a PROMISE:

“My sheep know My voice and the voice of another they will not follow.”

Typically, I am/try to be positive, upbeat, excited about things. Except with this verse and other cut and dry type verses (like some in 1 John), my heart and head do a 180 toward “what if I’m not one of those sheep.” Not a good place. But, then, when I keep reading in the chapter I find…

“and I give eternal life to them and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand.” -John 10:27-28

Now as if seeing the first part as a promise wasn’t a big enough whoa…throw in the mix that NO ONE can snatch us out of His hands then I’m totally sitting in awe.

He keeps peeling back the layers, exposing new truths, and shedding lies…and I am ever in awe at how the Bible truly allows me to dig in and see all sorts of new things no matter how many times I’ve read a passage.

What are you reading lately? How’s God been leaving you in awe?

6 thoughts on “Seen as a Promise

  1. What is it that compels us to always believe we’re on the wrong side of the illustration? I too have looked at that verse as a caution…to make sure I’m following the right voice. Alece’s insight into it seems right on (as well as the rest of
    what she wrote in her comment). What a comforting thought to know that we, as His sheep, have the promise of knowing His voice and that none can remove us from Him!

    • exactly! I really do wish my first instinct was on the right side of the illustration…at least we get there eventually and beat down those lies!

  2. Hey girl. So i’m wanting to dig in and find the truth of who God is, you know for myself and everything, but i don’t really know where to start. (prayer obviously, but) any suggestions?

  3. Over this last year… God has been showing me that NOTHING can separate us from Him. That before we even knew Him, He chose us. WOW!
    I love the promise you shared… I LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT!

    • ah! I LOVE that…there’s a Jesus Culture song “Your Love Never Fails” that says, “nothing can separate…even if I run away…your love never fails…”
      That line gets me every time! So glad God’s been showing you that too!!

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