“That those things which cannot be shaken may remain.” —Hebrews 12:27
Beloved, we have many things in our possession which can be shaken, and it ill becomes a Believer to set much store by them, for there is nothing stable beneath these heavens; change is written upon all things. Yet, we have certain things which cannot be shaken, and I invite you this morning to think of them, that if the things which can be shaken should all be taken away, you may derive real comfort from the things that cannot be shaken, which will remain. Whatever your losses have been, or may be, you enjoy present salvation; You are a child of God. God is your Father, and no change of circumstances can ever rob you of that. Although by losses brought to poverty, and stripped bare, you can say, “He is my Father still. In my Father’s house are many mansions; therefore will I not be troubled.” You have another permanent blessing, Beloved, namely, the love of Jesus Christ. He who is God and Man loves you with all the strength of His affectionate nature–nothing can affect that. Our best portion and richest heritage we cannot lose. Whatever troubles come, let us play the Believer; let us show that we are not such little children as to be cast down by what may happen in this poor fleeting state of time.
Let us trust to the end, that which the scriptures declare, “that in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us; being absolutely persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord!”