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The Pledge

i was lucky when I asked Jan to marry me.

I was poor and couldn’t afford an engagement ring.  Jan didn’t really mind and married me anyway, with no pledge toward our engagement.

That isn’t standard operating procedure.

Almost every girl now receives a ring before getting married. 

The ring is a pledge. It is a down payment on the coming marriage. It is earnest money, telling her that the guy is serious about marrying her.

God does the same thing for us.

Once we are saved, we become the Bride of Christ. One day He will come back to get us and finalize the marriage.

He gives us a pledge toward the marriage. He puts a down payment on it. He gives us some earnest money.

He gives us the Holy Spirit.

You can read about that in Ephesians 1.

The Holy Spirit is a pledge toward our inheritance, which is our eternal life with Christ.

The Holy Spirit is our engagement ring. He is another example of God’s grace in our lives.

  1. May 20, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    oh, good thoughts for the day…we are bought with a price…

  2. robshep
    May 21, 2015 at 9:49 am

    I love this!

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