Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us is God, who also sealed us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee. (2 Corinthians 1:21-22)
God gave us His Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee. Today we might think in terms of the down payment that we make on a house or car with the intent of paying the balance at some future point. In what way, though, is the Spirit a first installment or deposit? The Spirit’s activities of birthing and guaranteeing the church’s continuing existence leads us to think of the Spirit as the first installment of the church’s future redemption. This establishes the ongoing validity of God’s relationship to His people.
God will finish the good work He’s begun in you
When life knocks you down, you can feel that God is a long way away.
But be encouraged – because He’s right there, working in you and for you, even when you don’t feel Him.
Finishing Work is a new series from Pas that takes you through the Psalms to show you that God always keeps His promises – especially His promise to complete the good work He’s begun in you. And we’d love to send you a copy as our thank you for your gift today.
So request Finishing Work when you give below to help others understand that truth and hold onto God’s promises too. Be encouraged!