DAILY DEVOTION, Marcy 22, 21, Certainty
For we brought nothing into this world, ]and it is certain we can carry nothing out (1 Tim. 6:7).
We have a saying that nothing is certain but death and taxes. Like all aphorisms, it is not 100% true. Paul describes two certainties in our text. What did you bring with you when you were born? Nothing. You arrived empty-handed. And what will you take with you when you leave this world? Exactly nothing. All our money and things will be left behind.
There are other positive certainties available to us. We can be confident we are among the redeemed when we have met the condition of trusting in Jesus. We can be certain that the promises of God are forever true. For example, God promises us that He will never leave us or forsake us. That gives us reliable comfort we can count on daily. We can be confident that God is in control and that He is always working for our good (Romans 8:28).
We can be certain that Christ will return (John 14:23, and many others). We can rejoice in the truth that God finally triumphs. Sometimes it seems like evil has run amuck, that God has lost control of His world. Do not be deceived. God is still in control, and He will make all things right when Jesus returns. Every day we can rejoice in the certainty that nothing can ever separate us from the love of Christ (Romans 8:35-39). God’s Word is full of certainties that bring us comfort. Yes, death and taxes are inevitable but more important, is the certainty of God’s promises. Cling to them tightly, and you have a grasp on certainty.
Dear Father, I must confess that too much uncertainty makes me nervous! Thank You for filling my mind with Your promises which are forever true. Please help me to turn to those promises when confusion and uncertainty invade my life. In Jesus Name, I pray, Amen