Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. – 1 Peter 1:3-5 (NKJV)
OK, so let’s decipher these verses, this is pretty cool! If one has faith and believes in Jesus Christ, through His resurrection, and by God’s abundant mercy we become His offspring again to a living hope. Yes, it says again. We are all separated from God by sin and because of that sin we lose our inheritance! And it is not until we believe in the Gospel and follow Christ, that we re-secure our place as heirs to that inheritance. Here is what’s really cool about this! We partake in an inheritance that is incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away! We have a permanent reservation that is kept by God! Who also keeps us! By His Power we are His! We are protected!
Thank you for your mercy on those who choose to have faith and follow your Son Jesus Christ. Thank you for giving us a living hope! Thank you for reserving a place for us in heaven! Thank you for keeping us under your wing and under your protection! Lord God, you are ever so great! You give abundantly to those you claim as your own even though time and time again they may fail, you are indeed merciful! Father thank you for everything! Your kingdom come, your will indeed be done! In Jesus name I pray amen!
Craig L Bradshaw Jr – July 30, 2013