THE SECURITY OF THE SAINTS
I. SAINTS ARE PARDONED.
II. SAINTS ARE PROTECTED.
III. SAINTS ARE PRESERVED.
I. SAINTS ARE PARDONED. (Ps. 37:39)
A. Our salvation is “from the Lord” (v.39).
B. It is not from perfect law keeping or from legalism. It is from the Lord.
C. He saves His people from their sins (Matt. 1:21).
D. We “feed on His faithfulness” (v.3).
E. And He is “faithful to forgive our sins” (1 Jn. 1:9).
F. Our “lawless deeds are forgiven.” Our sins (the ones we commit as saints) are covered. (Rom. 4:7-8). (Note: Not were covered, but are covered).
G. When it comes to the saints God is “not imputing their trespasses to them” (2 Cor. 5:19).
II. SAINTS ARE PROTECTED. (Ps. 37:39-40).
A. God “is their strength” (v.39). He “shall help them” (v. 40a). He shall deliver them” (v. 40b).
B. The Lord “upholds the righteous” (v.17).
C. Though he falls he will not be utterly forsaken “for the Lord upholds him with His hand” (v. 23-24).
D. We are “kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation” (1 Pet. 1:5).
E. He is able to “keep” what we have committed to Him until that day” (2 Tim. 1:12).
F. Jesus said concerning His sheep (saints), “I know them…and they shall never perish, neither shall anyone snatch them out of my hand” (Jn. 10:27-28) (See also Psalm 37:17-18).
G. Paul said that nothing in the world around us, above us, beneath us, nor anything present or to come, can separate us from the love that God has for His saints (Rom. 8:33-38).
III. SAINTS ARE PRESERVED. (Ps. 37:28)
A. He will not forsake us (v.28c). (See also Heb. 13:5-6).
B. Saints are “preserved forever” (v. 28b).
C. Saints are “preserved in Christ Jesus” (Jude v.1).
D. As many as have been “baptized into Christ have put on Christ” (Gal. 3:26-27).
E. And our lives are “hidden with Christ in God” (Col. 3:3).
F. He will present saints to Himself “without spot or wrinkle or any such thing” (Eph. 5:27).
G. Because we are preserved in Christ we will be presented “faultless before His presence” (Jude v. 24).
H. God has sanctified us completely. Our whole spirit, soul, and body will be “preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Thess. 5:23).
I. The next verse says “He who calls you is faithful, who also will (not might, may, or should, but will) do it” (1 Thess. 5:24).
Conclusion: Psalm 37 teaches the faithful not to fret. Because of our faith we have a tremendous future. We are pardoned. We are protected. We are preserved blameless in Christ. Therefore all saints should “delight themselves in the abundance of peace” (Psalm 37:11).
A related article: What a believer who becomes unbeliever? https://waynesblogsite.wordpress.com/2018/08/31/the-security-of-the-believer-2/