I learned that my cousin, after 30 years of service to a local hospital, will now have to relocate to keep her current position. Another friend has lost his job. My husband has been told there are work projects for him, but nothing crosses his desk. Jobs, careers, relationships, college degrees, happiness, love, and so on and so on; this world guarantees none of it. However, the world does lure us into long hours, stress, heartache and aggravation by promising things and then reneging on the promise.
In God, however, anything that He has promised has been fulfilled and kept through Jesus Christ. Since God has kept His promise of sending a Savior who “takes away the sin of the world” (John 1:29) and the Savior has kept His promise and finished God’s work through His sacrifice on the cross and resurrection, then God’s guarantee of eternal life for all who believe is full proof.
To assure the faithful, Paul says God has “anointed us, set His seal of ownership on us, and put His Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come” (2 Corinthians 1:22). The Holy Spirit dwells in the hearts of believers assuring us and testifying to the truth that God’s accomplishments in Jesus Christ will bring us into everlasting life with Him.
We can continue to let the world’s broken promises and false hopes frustrate and exasperate us, or we can listen to the testimony of the Holy Spirit and know He is the deposit guaranteeing us eternal life.
Denise Larson Cooper has a passion for Christ and sharing His Word. A wife and mother of two daughters, Denise currently works as a gymnastic coach.
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