Wednesday, August 22, 2007

What is Your Only Comfort in Life and Death?

The first question of the Heidelberg Catechism asks this question and provides a wonderful Bible-saturated answer.

Question: What is your only comfort, in life and in death?
Answer: That I belong--body and soul, in life and in death--not to myself but to my faithful Savior, Jesus Christ, who at the cost of his own blood has fully paid for all my sins and has completely freed me from the dominion of the devil; that he protects me so well that without the will of my Father in heaven not a hair can fall from my head; indeed, that everything must fit his purpose for my salvation. Therefore, by his Holy Spirit, he also assures me of eternal life, and makes me wholeheartedly willing and ready from now on to live for him.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

What is the background surrounding the composing of the Heidelberg statement?

Mike Jenkins

The Tinker said...

Mike,

I have put a link in that will direct you to a page providing a brief description. Just click on the Heidelberg Catechism at the top of the post.

Thanks,

Harold

Anonymous said...

There is so much to meditate on just in this one answer. What a great answer!

Mark