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What if God gave us a warranty?
How is your Christmas shopping going? Have you got something for everyone on your list yet? No, me neither. Thank God for Amazon, right?
The problem I usually run into when it comes to shopping online is that it’s difficult to know if what you bought will work as advertised. What if you purchase shoes online, and they don’t fit? What if you order a piece of glassware, and it arrives broken?
Anymore, most online orders come with an option to purchase security or insurance on the more expensive items. And in other cases, you can purchase an extended warranty on some tech like laptops and cameras and phones.
Warranties are great, aren’t they? They provide consumers with the confidence that even if something goes wrong with our purchase, the company will make it right.
Wouldn’t it be great to get a warranty from God? Something from Him to reassure us that He knows what He’s doing, that He’ll keep His promises, and that He’ll make things right even when life is going wrong?
Guess what? God did give us a warranty.
And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.
Bet you’d never thought of the Holy Spirit as a guarantee before, have you? I sure hadn’t. If you have the Holy Spirit in your life, that is God’s warranty—His guarantee—that everything He has promised us will come to pass.
We don’t talk about the Holy Spirit a lot, but He is just as much God as the Father and the Son. God gives us the Holy Spirit when we choose to follow Jesus. I used to think that the only reason He did this was to connect us to Him, and that’s certainly true. But that’s not the only reason.
How can you have hope in what God has promised? God gave us part of Himself as a guarantee. I don’t know about you, but that sounds like a pretty good warranty to me.
Questions for Reflection:
How aware are you of the Holy Spirit in your life?
Do you feel like God giving us the Holy Spirit is a sufficient guarantee?
Why or why not?
Week 49 Memory Verse: