I have a folder in my file cabinet at home. The label on the folder says “Warranties.” Every time I buy a new appliance or piece of equipment, I receive a paper called a warranty. I keep this paper in the “Warranties” folder. A warranty is a guarantee or a promise. This paper says that if the appliance or equipment stops working, the company who made it promises to fix it or replace it.

When Paul wrote to the Christians in Ephesus, he talked about God’s blessings. In Ephesians 1:14, Paul reminded these people that God had given them the Holy Spirit. “The Spirit is the first payment that guarantees we will get all that God has for us. Then we will enjoy complete freedom as people who belong to him. The goal for all of us is the praise of God in all his glory.”

When we become Christians, God sends His Holy Spirit to live in us. Then we have the guarantee that God will keep His promises and continue to bless us. What are these promises? God promised that we have an eternal home with him. He also promised that Jesus will come again to take His people to live in that home.

These promises are wonderful! Thank God today for the Holy Spirit who guides you in your Christian life. And thank God for His promise of living forever with Him.