“And it is God who establishes us with you in Christ, and has anointed us, and who has also put his seal on us and given us his Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee.” 2 Corinthians 1:22-22 (ESV)
Every Promise from our Lord God brings us joy if we have believed in Jesus as our Savior. Today's promise is especially precious because what God says in this verse is that He is the one who establishes us in Christ. It is not our effort that has earned for us this place in God's family. We are in Christ Jesus because God the Father has fulfilled His promise to all who have in faith believing turned to Him. We read here too that God goes beyond “establishing” us. Once we are established in Christ, God seals us in there, we are secure if we have truly believed. Even one more promise is given. God gives us His Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee of the seal. What God guarantees requires only His word to keep the promise. We are His. We belong to God. We are in Christ, sealed there with the Holy Spirit in residence guaranteeing this promise. Nothing and no one can break the seal and change our standing. What a promise to go with today. Rejoice!
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