Cross References. “Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.“ (1 John 4:13). “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.“ (1 John 5:13). Quotes. “The very fact that Paul was inspired to place on record this petition—shows clearly that it is God's WILL FOR His people to have assurance, that it is both their privilege and duty to earnestly seek it, and that an increased experience of assurance should be theirs.“ Arthur Pink. “[I]f our eyes are not enlightened, the fault is entirely our own, for it is the revealed will of God that each regenerate person should have assurance that he is a new creature in Christ Jesus.“ Arthur Pink. Exposition. The hope of His calling is not a doubtful or wishful emotion but a know-so fact that moves the Christian to great hope in the Lord. . “The eyes of your understanding being enlightened, that ye may know“ is Paul’s emphasis. This knowledge is derived by the eyes being enlightened. . This is a personal enlightening and personal knowing.