How Do You Know You’re Saved?

“Now he who keeps His commandments abides in Him, and He in him. And by this we know that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us.”

1 John 3:24

Ponder This

Do you know the reason some Christians doubt their salvation? They don’t have the witness of the Spirit. How do you know you’re saved? Is it because a pastor or another person has told you that you’re saved? Or does God’s Spirit bear witness with your spirit that you’re a child of God? The ministry of the Holy Spirit is to give you joy, peace, understanding, wisdom, power, and grace to make Jesus Christ real to you. This goes beyond what we hear about God from others. This is God in your heart, bringing you into communion with Himself. This communion in the Greek is koinonia, which is used throughout 1 John.

  • Have you experienced the assurance of your salvation through the Holy Spirit? If you haven’t, how is God calling you to respond to Him today?
  • How does the Bible help us know what it looks like for the Holy Spirit to give us assurance of our salvation?

Practice This

Read John 3:36; 5:24; and Romans 8:16-17 about assurance of belonging to God. Ask God to make it clear to you whether you belong to Him or not and to help you respond accordingly.