Wednesday Night Devotional: Assurance of Salvation


Assurance of salvation is a foundational aspect of Christian faith, offering believers confidence in their eternal relationship with God. Understanding this assurance can transform our daily lives, providing peace and motivating us to live as devoted disciples of Christ.

Why Assurance is Important

  1. Peace and Security: Assurance of salvation brings peace, knowing that our eternal future is secure.
  2. Motivation for Holy Living: Confidence in our salvation encourages us to live righteously and pursue godliness.
  3. Strength in Trials: When faced with difficulties, the assurance of our salvation provides strength and hope.

Scriptural Basis for Assurance

  1. John 10:28-29: “I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand.”
  2. 1 John 5:13: “I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.”
  3. Romans 8:16: “The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.”
  4. Ephesians 1:13-14: “And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory.”

The Role of the Holy Spirit

  1. Testifies to Our Spirit: The Holy Spirit bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God (Romans 8:16).
  2. Seals Our Salvation: As a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance, the Holy Spirit assures us of our eternal security (Ephesians 1:13-14).
  3. Guides and Comforts: The Holy Spirit provides guidance and comfort, reinforcing our confidence in God's promises (John 14:26).

How Assurance Makes Us Better Disciples

  1. Boldness in Witnessing: Assurance emboldens us to share the gospel, knowing our own salvation is secure.
  2. Steadfastness in Trials: With the assurance of salvation, we can endure hardships with unwavering faith.
  3. Growth in Christlikeness: Assurance motivates us to grow in our relationship with Christ, striving to be more like Him.
  4. Joy and Gratitude: Confidence in our salvation fills us with joy and gratitude, which overflow into our daily walk and service.


Assurance of salvation is not just a comforting thought but a powerful truth that transforms our lives. By understanding and embracing this assurance, we can live confidently, serve faithfully, and grow continually as disciples of Christ. May the Holy Spirit guide us into deeper assurance and a more fervent commitment to our Lord.