This message builds on the first, covering all four dimensions of this golden guarantee, its: power, persons, promise, and purpose. The more we trust God above, the less we fear the evils below. Salvation in Christ is guaranteed by God’s sovereignty.
Gospel hope is more than a fond wish. It is the present certainty of a future realization grounded in the promises of God. Christ has procured the promise and the Holy Spirit secures us in it. Now, Paul gathers together the weight and momentum of these inspiring truths to produce a pleasant string of consoling comfort and encouragement. Contained in this colossal verse is the cure to despair. It possesses the power to transform our perspective, to translate our trails, and to enlarge the certainty of our hope with unspeakable comfort. It is the golden guarantee of grace.