Charles Hodge – A Most Precious Gift

3 Dec

[Commenting on Ephesians 1:11-14]

Those influences of the Spirit which believers now enjoy are both a foretaste of future blessedness, the same in kind though immeasurably less in degree, and a pledge of the certain enjoyment of that blessedness, just as the firstfruits were a part of the harvest and a guarantee of its ingathering. It is because the Spirit is a guarantee of our inheritance that his indwelling is a seal. It assures those in whom he dwells of their salvation and renders that salvation certain. Hence he is a most precious gift, to be most religiously cherished.

~Charles Hodge~

Crossway Classic Commentaries – Ephesians (Wheaton, IL; Crossway Books; 1994)

Books by Charles Hodge

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