Christian Living
Hold Fast to Your Security
Michael Youssef, Ph.D.
Jan 24, 2019
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Read Romans 2:17 – 3:18.

All people the world over, no matter how rich, famous, or powerful they may be, long for security. This is why we have alarm systems in our homes and why nations have a police force and an army. But despite this deep longing, the secret to feeling secure eludes most people.

When it comes to your life, you cannot count on anyone or anything to save you other than the blood of Jesus Christ. Baptism will not save you; mission work will not save you; going to confession will not save you; going to church once a month or even ten times a day will not save you. No one is made righteous through these things. Only faith and surrender to the Lord Jesus Christ will give you security, both now and in heaven.

Only faith and surrender to the Lord Jesus Christ will give you security, both now and in heaven.


Beloved, there are so many professing Christians today who think that they can live any way they want and that, as long as they go to church once a week, they will go to heaven. They are gravely mistaken, and "there is no fear of God before their eyes" (Romans 3:18). As for you and me, let us live in obedience to Christ. He is our only hope in the never-ending troubles of this life. Let us acknowledge that we are helpless without His power, asking Him to circumcise our hearts (see Romans 2:29). In this way, we will have an unshakeable sense of security that holds fast no matter what tomorrow brings.

Have you been looking for security in something or someone other than Jesus Christ? Rest now in the fact that He is enough.

Prayer: Lord, You are my righteousness, my salvation, and my reward. I know You love me and will never leave me—You are steadfast and true. May I live my life in praise and adoration of You. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

"There is no one righteous, not even one; there is no one who understands; there is no one who seeks God. . . . there is no one who does good, not even one" (Romans 3:10-11, 12b).