His Word. While conscience and creation point to the Lord, it usually takes more to bring us to a saving knowledge of Him. That is why God has given us His written Word – and ultimately His Son (Hebrews 1:2-3). With ample evidence of God’s power, character, and salvation, there is no excuse for doubting His existence and love for us.
Commentary from the In Touch devotional by Charles Stanley, April 1, 2021.
Hold fast: holding on, or the perseverance of the saints, is the human side of eternal security. It is not something done to maintain salvation, but is rather an evidence of salvation.
Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Hebrews 10:23.
God’s objective for man in revealing Himself as the creator, ruler, and controller of the world is so that man will seek Him. We have no excuse for not knowing about God because He has revealed Himself in man’s conscience and in the physical world.
Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Acts 17:27.
In verses 14:15-31 of John, Jesus promises believers comfort from 5 supernatural blessings that the world does not enjoy: 1) a supernatural Helper (vv. 15-17); 2) a supernatural life (vv. 18,19); 3) a supernatural union (vv. 20-25); 4) a supernatural Teacher (v. 26); and 5) a supernatural peace (vv. 27-31). The key to all of this is John 14:15 which relates that these supernatural promises are for those who love Jesus Christ, whose love is evidenced by obedience.
Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, summary notes for John 14:15-31.