They will never perish — ever!
(James Smith, "Food for the Soul" 1867)
"I give them eternal life, and they will never perish — ever! No one will snatch them out of My hand!" John 10:28
Jesus here speaks . . .
of His sheep,
of those whom the Father had given Him,
of those whom the Father drew unto Him,
of those for whom He died,
of those who sit at His feet to learn of Him.
Jesus loves His sheep.
Jesus laid down His life for His sheep.
Jesus lives to take care of His sheep.
Jesus will never, on any account, part with His sheep.
He can guard them, and He will surely keep them.
Whoever may perish — they never shall.
His Father will not permit it.
The indwelling of the Holy Spirit will prevent it.
The love, power, and honor of Jesus combine to render it impossible!