How to Be Sure?

Are you sure you are among the chosen few
Who enter glory when life on earth is through?
It is not enough to say “the sinner’s prayer”
Or assent to the gospel when it is shared.

Your life will be changed and your heart made anew
If the Holy Spirit is indwelling you;
From each and every sin you will turn away
And seek to obey whate’er the Scriptures say.

Your affections will be set on things above,
Your motive t’wards others will be to show love,
Your supreme desire will be to do God’s will,
And though you lose all for Him, you’ll love Him still.

While these changes cannot save you from your sin,
They provide assurance you’ve been born again;
If they are not manifested in your life,
Don’t rest until you have saving faith in Christ.

—Perry Boardman

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Posted on January 9, 2015, in Poems and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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