I know whom I have believed. . . (2 Timothy 1:12)
Many people struggle with what they believe. They spend much time trying to believe in some system or some cause. They are searching for something to fill the empty void deep inside their heart. But the truth is that peace is only found in a person.
Peace will not be found in the things of the world because they are fleeting away (1 John 2:17). Peace of the soul cannot be found in other men because all flesh is as grass and the life of man is as a vapor (Psalm 144:4). Peace cannot be found in us because we are all born dead in sins and we cannot by any works of the flesh please a holy God (Romans 5:12; 8:8). God is just and will by no means clear the guilty. Therefore peace is only found in the person and word of Jesus Christ (Romans 5:1; Colossians 1:20).
“But I know whom I have believed.” Peace with God can only be found in one person and that is the God-man Jesus Christ the Lord (1 Timothy 3:16). He is the only Savior and mediator between God and men (1 Timothy 2:5). Therefore, all who know him by faith are persuaded like Paul, “that he is able to keep that which I have committed on to him against that day.” We are persuaded of his perfect ability to save us because he has given us a new heart by which we believe (John 6:44; Psalm 110:3). We are persuaded of his righteousness to clothe us and his blood to cleanse us from all our sins (Isaiah 61:10; 1 John 1:7).
Therefore, we who know Jesus Christ by faith have peace with God, and nothing can sever our soul from His love (Romans 8:31-39). And we know that Jesus alone is able and willing to keep us in the faith firm to the end (1 Peter 1:5; Jude 1:1; 24; John 14:3).