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The Grace of Godliness - Part 3

THE GLORY OF GRACE            Page 5

V.11 ** What else have we obtained in Him?

"...an inheritance..." All see - 1Peter 1:3-5

** Just a footnote here, how many things does God work out after the counsel of His will?

"...all things..." Remember Romans 8:28?

V.12 ** So again, what is to be our response to the redemptive work of the Son of God in the present aspect of our salvation?

We "should be to the praise of His glory". Here is the second reminder that "The Glory of Grace" is all God's and we owe praise to Him!
In this section Paul is saying that the present aspect of our salvation (which is our redemption) brought about our understanding of God's plan to bring all things together in the person of His Son, Jesus Christ. cf. Philippians 2:10-11

Finally, for the Holy Spirit's work in the future aspect of our salvation, let's look at the last two verses of our passage for this today.

V.13 ** There are three illustrations of God's grace on our behalf in this verse, do you see them?

1) listening to the message of truth 2) having also believed 3) you were sealed in Him

** What is the message of truth?

"...the gospel of your salvation..."

** What does that say about all other "messages" about life, death and eternity?

They are not the truth, but Satan's lie!

** How is it that we were sealed in Christ and thus made eternally secure in the future of our salvation?

"...with the Holy Spirit of promise..." cf. Ephesians 4:30, John 16:7 & 13.

V.14 ** Why was the Holy Spirit given to us?

As a "pledge" or down payment. The word Paul used here is "arrabon" in the Greek and a form of this word came to be used for an engagement ring.

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