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Daily Devotion: John 10:28-29

John 10:28-29    "And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.  (29)  My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand." "And I give unto them."  As I read these verses this morning, my thoughts are going back and forth between the idea of a free gift and the fact this gift is eternal.  These two verses follow a line of action that originates in the Lord Jesus Christ.  He calls us out from the state of being dead in trespasses and sin. We could not bring ourselves out of that state on our own. So the very fact that He calls us from life to death is a free gift. That calling is effectual, that is, the calling of God is effective in our lives. . May I say that God never tries to do anything. He never fails when He begins an action. He never stops halfway and then leaves the finishing to mortal man. He calls. We follow. We can all agree
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