The Lord knows those who are His

The world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever. The Lord is not slow to fulfil His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient towards you, not wishing that any should perish but that all should reach repentance. We repent or we will perish.

“Have I any pleasure in the death of the wicked, declares the Lord GOD, and not rather that he should turn from his way and live?” Or do you presume on the riches of His kindness, forbearance, and patience, not knowing that God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance?

Among churches and Christian groups, certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation—ungodly people who pervert the grace of our God into sensuality and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.

But God’s firm foundation stands, bearing this seal: “The Lord knows those who are His,” and “Let everyone who names the name of the Lord depart from iniquity.”