1 Peter 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
Brothers and sisters, our salvation is grounded in God’s mercy. His act of compassion towards us despite our condition of sinfulness.
“Has begotten us again: God has given we, the believers, a new, spiritual life that enables us to live on an entirely different dimension than the one our physical birth allowed.
To a living hope: Hope does not imply a wishfulness, but rather a confidence that does not end with this life but continues throughout eternity.
Through the resurrection: This phase may modify the phase “to a living hope,” the context suggests that it is to be understood as the means of our salvation rather than the means of hope. Read 1 Corinthians 15:12-19.
In this life we have little to fear, for the Bible tells us we have an inheritance that is imperishable, uncorrupted , and unfading, protected by the Almighty Himself in heaven. Through Jesus, God has given You and I a living hope, not a passive or intermittent hope, something that is continuous, powerful, and alive as we are.
Brothers and sisters, in this life we may have trouble, by our trials we are refined in character and faith. God uses them like a gifted chemist, shifting out the impurities and imperfections to create something “much more precious than gold” (1 Peter 1:7). The apostle Paul recognized this, knowing that his hardships would lead to an endurance that would produce hope (Read Romans 5:3-4).
Hope produces joy, praise, and honor for God and fulfills His law: “Love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength” (Deuteronomy 6:5).
Our God is a loving and merciful God. We can take much encouragement and gratitude from His promises, His Love, and His gift of salvation.
Accept Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, today. Today is the day of salvation. Now is the accepted time. You may not really have tomorrow. Salvation is a free gift. Have a Blessed Day.
Written By Edward Jeffries
Written By Edward Jeffrie