“Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.” 2 Corinthians 1:21-22 (NIV)
Our God in heaven is very much involved in our lives here on earth. Today’s verses teach and remind us of this truth. These words were written by the Apostle Paul who God used to start many churches during the first century after Christ’s ministry on earth. Paul was a great preacher and teacher whose ministry God blessed in many places for many years. But Paul tells us the he didn’t do any of this by himself. He recognized that God was involved and directing his life and work. This is true for us too. God is involved in our lives too. We don’t live by ourselves. If our faith stands firm in Christ it is because God establishes us to stand firm. And more than that, he seals us with His Spirit as a promise to keep us established in our faith.