Psalm 125:5 (MSG) – “God will round up the backsliders, corral them with the incorrigibles. Peace over Israel!”
The word backslider is synonymous with ‘defectors’ or ‘falling away’. The question that today’s verse poses is “how can I be sure that I will not fall away, but remain faithful?” God’s word is clear that we wander like lost sheep (Is. 53), but God is a faithful shepherd who pursues us relentlessly. We have our ups and downs, zealously believing one day and gloomily doubting the next, but God is faithful. How has the Lord shown his faithfulness in your life thus far?
As we conclude Psalm 125, it is clear that our security does not come because we are sure of ourselves, but because we trust that God is sure of us. Jude 24, 25 says “To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy—to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen.” Who is the one that keeps us from falling/stumbling? What is the secure promise of the Lord according to Jude?
Today, spend time worshipping the Lord who brings us into the unshakable security in Him. Use the words in Jude 25, to declare that our security comes from our savior who deserves all glory, majesty, power and authority, now and forever more, AMEN!