Music for Nov 2nd
II Timothy 1:8-10 Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord or of me His prisoner, but join with me in suffering for the gospel according to the power of God, who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was granted us in Christ Jesus from all eternity, but now has been revealed by the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel,
As Paul begins his second letter to Timothy we see a sweet reminder of the work of God in the Gospel. God saved us not according to our works but through His Son Jesus. Jesus is our refuge. Jesus abolished death and brought life through the Gospel. We are upheld by His merciful almighty hand. He is our firm Foundation. He is worthy of all praise and honor. He is the risen Lamb of God. And o for the day when we will be with Him forever. It will be a glorious day when we will have our Messiah forever. But until that day, we will behold the beauty of the wondrous mystery of our great God. We will look to Christ who condescended and took on flesh to ransom us.