Do you purchase warranties when offered? Do you look for products that have a guarantee attached to them? Do you desire a guarantee in life? Are you looking for a promise you can count on no matter what?
We are offered warranties for many products we purchase. Sometimes we buy them and sometimes we don’t. We see products with a “guaranteed satisfaction or your money back.” Unless it is an expensive product, we won’t bother taking it back regardless of whether we are satisfied with it or not.
When we meet people, we try to get to know them. We use what we discover to determine if we like them and if we can build a good relationship. Why? We are looking for a guarantee, even if we know one will never come.
There is a guarantee we can count on. When we believe in Jesus Christ and accept Him as our Lord and Savior, we are guaranteed an inheritance from God. That guarantee is delivered by the promised Holy Spirit. He comes to live within us.
The Holy Spirit is like the company behind the warranty we purchase, in that He continually reassures us we are redeemed in Christ. He reminds us that we will be forgiven when we fail. He gives us comfort, knowing we don’t have to be perfect because there is One who was perfect. However, He continually encourages us to strive toward perfection through our relationship with God.
So, we can be the recipient of a guarantee. It is a guarantee that will never fail, never be broken, never be taken away from us. Why does God give us this guarantee? For His glory. So that we will praise Him for our rescue.
I pray we all believe in Jesus Christ. I pray we accept Him as our Lord and Savior. I pray each one of us comes to fully understand the guarantee God has promised and delivers. Trust God’s promises. Be sealed by the Holy Spirit. Be redeemed in Christ. Accept the guarantee of your inheritance.
Ephesians 1:13-14 And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory.