Discipleship | Lesson 5 | Devotion 1
Ephesians 1:13-14 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.
Throughout history, a seal has spoken volumes as to the importance of a document. A seal displays the approval of a higher power. Sometimes, a seal is the proof of newness or quality. For instance, many products read, “Do not use if seal is broken.” The seal guarantees that the product is new. In a human perspective, seals are important!
The Bible teaches us of a spiritual seal. We understand, from last week’s lesson, that our salvation last for eternity. God, in His wisdom, knew that man could not be responsible for His own eternal salvation so He gave us this seal referred to Ephesians 1.
If we are not careful, we can neglect the work of the Holy Spirit in our salvation, but the fact is that the Spirit of God is crucial to your salvation. He is the one who marks you, who ensures newness, who seals you unto the day of redemption according to Ephesians 4:30.
As a Christian, the Holy Spirit is not something we need to avoid, rather, it is something that we must acknowledge because of the role it plays in our salvation and our spiritual growth. The Lord allowed your salvation to not be sealed by man or your emotions, but by the consistency and power of the Holy Spirit.