2 Corinthians 1:21 Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set his seal of ownership on us and put his spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.
This is such a wonderful promise of the faithfulness of God and how he works in our lives.
He makes us:
Stand firm in Christ - we know exactly who we are in God's eyes because of what Jesus did on the cross. We are beloved sons and daughters of the Lord God Almighty. We are co-heirs - we share with Jesus the blessings and rewards promised by God, the most important of which is external life with Jesus!
He anointed us - set a seal of ownership on us - NO ONE can snatch us away from God. He holds us securely in his hand. We belong exclusively to him. He has sealed us with the blood of Christ shed for our sins.
Put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit - he promised and sent to us his Holy Spirit. Our comforter, our guide, directing our paths and thoughts as we allow him to work in our lives. We are not alone. We are not left to flounder. The very God of all creation dwells in us; not forsaking us, not abandoning us, but guiding us, leading us, comforting us, restoring us, loving us.
He has guaranteed what is to come - eternal, everlasting life with Jesus. Eternity spent with God. We are free of condemnation, free of wrath. A banquet is being prepared for us. A mansion is being prepared for us. We have hope, not despair.
He is to be believed and trusted. He will do all that he says in his perfect timing and will.
I take great comfort in this wonderful promise from you Lord. Thank you!