joh 06v37 Grace Both Sure and Free




"All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out." John 6:37


Here our Lord teaches us the twin truths of Divine Sovereignty and Human Responsibility. These two truths are not enemies; they are friends. We do not have to choose one or the other. Both are true. Any man who believes either, as it is taught in the scriptures, must believe the other.

God has a people whom he will save. As surely as the bible is true, God has a people whom he has chosen and who are redeemed by the blood of Christ. All of these must and shall, in due time, be brought to Christ in true faith, by the sovereign will and power of God. God's purpose shall never be thwarted. His will cannot be overturned. And his grace will not be frustrated. And it is equally true that whosoever will come to Christ by faith shall have eternal life. The Son of God himself says that, he will not refuse any sinner who comes to him in true faith! Jesus Christ is both able and willing to save to the uttermost all that come to the Father by him. If you go to hell, you will have no one to blame but yourself. You have been invited to Christ. God himself invites you. But you would not come! Nothing but your sinful will keeps you from him!

To all who come to Christ, having been given to him in eternal election and by irresistible grace, this promise is given, "I will in no wise cast (them) out". Here is the security of God's elect! Jesus Christ says, I will never, no never, under any circumstances, for any reason, at anytime, under any pretence cast out of my arms, my love, my power, my favor, or my grace any sinner who comes to me! "More secure is no one ever than the loved ones of the Savior." The Good Shepherd keeps his own sheep. He will not lose one of them!

To be sure, God's grace in Christ is both certain and free. Will you come to Christ and receive grace from the hands of the sovereign Lord? Or, will you perish in your proud unbelief?