2 Tim.2:19

Tom Harding

Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity. –2 Tim.2:19.

What great encouragement this promise is to every sinner who finds the only hope of salvation upon this firm and immoveable foundation. Make no mistake, this unshakeable foundation is the Lord Jesus Christ Himself ( Isa. 28:16; 1Cor. 3:11). The Lord pronounced unto Peter, "Upon this Rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it" (Matt. 16:18). Notwithstanding all the attacks of the enemies against believers, in spite of all the doctrine of false preachers (2Tim. 2:17-18), regardless of all the doubts and fears in the believers own heart (2Tim. 2:13), this foundation of salvation is certain and sure because it is all based upon Christ Himself, His magnificent person (1Tim. 3:16), His perfect-priestly work (Heb. 4:14-15), and the glorious atonement for the sin of His people (Heb. 2:17; 9:26). He cannot fail (Isa. 42:4)! "Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure." Oh, what completeness of eternal salvation (Col. 2:9-10) and eternal security we have in Christ alone (John 10:27-30; 1Peter 1:3-5). If this foundation could be removed, what could we do? However, it stands firm, unchanging and sure as the very throne of God upon which the Lord Jesus Christ is enthroned in total victory over all the opposition (Psa. 110:1; Heb. 1:3; 8:1). We know it to be eternally true (Rom. 3:4; 2Peter 1:19-21), rejoice in it as our only hope of all salvation (Phil. 3:3; 2Thes. 2:16) and proclaim it as God's truth to all that will hear (Mark 16:15; 2Tim. 4:1-2). "Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure."

Tom Harding, Pastor
Zebulon Baptist Church
Pikeville, Ky.


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