The Morning Devotional for June 2, 2023
The Westminster Confession of Faith 18.4 (Part One)

IV. True believers may have the assurance of their salvation divers ways shaken, diminished, and intermitted; as, by negligence in preserving of it; by falling into some special sin, which woundeth the conscience, and grieveth the Spirit; by some sudden or vehement temptation; by God’s withdrawing the light of his countenance, and suffering even such as fear him to walk in darkness and to have no light:a yet are they never utterly destitute of that seed of God, and life of faith, that love of Christ and the brethren, that sincerity of heart and conscience of duty, out of which, by the operation of the Spirit, this assurance may in due time be revived,band by the which, in the meantime, they are supported from utter despair.c

a. Psa 31:2251:8121477:1-10; Psa 88 throughout; Song of Songs 5:2-36Isa 50:10Mat 26:69-72Eph 4:30-31. • b. Job 13:15Psa 51:81273:15Isa 50:10Luke 22:321 John 3:9. • c. Psa 22:1; Psa 88 throughout; Isa 54:7-10Jer 32:40Micah 7:7-9.

 

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