“And we have received God’s Spirit (not the world’s spirit), so we can know the wonderful things God has freely given us” (1 Corinthians 2:12 NLT).


Have you ever been asked how you can know that God has saved you? The question may come from someone who lacks assurance of salvation themselves, so they want to understand from where you get your confidence. Or the question may come from an agnostic who wishes to challenge the basis for your faith. Yet, our knowledge of God’s existence and His salvation for us is not merely based on a feeling or even an experience. It is based on the reality that we have received God’s Spirit. The Holy Spirit is our proof. He is the inner witness that gives us this confident “knowing” that we are now children of God.
The apostle John’s first epistle was written so that we could absolutely know that we belong to Christ. He wrote, “I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life” (1 John 5:13). So we can declare with John and with Paul, who said, “I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until that day what has been entrusted to me” (2 Tim. 1:12). We can know.
PRAYER: Father, thank You that you have given us Your Son and through Him, You have freely given us Your Spirit, so that we can know that we are Your children. Now, empower us this day to tell others the wonderful Good News that they may know You too. In Jesus’ name, amen.