God’s solid foundation stands firm, sealed with this inscription: “The Lord knows those who are his.” (2 Timothy 2:19)
Oh, the comfort of this inspired inscription from the pen of the apostle Paul: our Lord Jesus Christ knows those who are His! All those who, by grace through faith, have trusted in Christ alone for their salvation can be fully assured that Jesus knows you intimately . . . Jesus knows you savingly . . . Jesus knows you lovingly . . . and Jesus knows you eternally.
God’s solid foundation is built on none other than the chief Cornerstone, our Lord Jesus Christ Himself. And what is built upon the foundation of the Rock of Ages stands firm forever and ever. Sin cannot shake this foundation. Satan cannot splinter this foundation. Death cannot destroy this foundation. He who became flesh and dwelt among us . . . He who took our sins in His own body nailed to a tree . . . He who walked out of the grave on the third day . . . this is the One who knows all those who are His, for He is their God and they are His people.
If this is your truth today, does it not offer you great encouragement, regardless of where this message finds you? Perhaps you are being buffeted by storm winds; rejoice in the truth that Jesus knows you and is your solid foundation. Perhaps you are facing a very difficult decision; rest in the truth that Jesus knows you and is your solid foundation. Maybe you are being hammered by waves of daily challenge and feel like you are facing them all alone. Rejoice in the truth that Jesus knows you and is your solid foundation.
A final word about being “sealed with this inscription.” In the ancient world, the seal was a distinguishing mark that denoted a number of things, including approval, authenticity, and authority. Within the context of this passage we are to understand the seal as the marking of ownership, and with ownership comes provision and protection. Think about it this way: because the Lord knows you as His, you can be absolutely certain of His continued provision and protection, no matter what you are facing.
Greater is the power that is within you than any power that can come up against you. Let that truth set you free today to do all God is calling you to do and to be all God is calling you to be.
This is the Gospel. This is grace for your race. NEVER FORGET THAT . . . AMEN!