What I Read Today:
1 Peter 1-2; Acts 16; Micah 1; Psalm 44; 1 Chronicles 25; Genesis 47
Let’s take a look at 1 Peter 1:3-9 today.
Verse 3, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” ESV
Let’s think about what Peter is saying here. God has caused us to be born again. Think about that for a second. The creator of the universe singled you out and said, “that one is mine!” That’s an incredible blessing for you and me. Why would God care about us? He’s God, after all. What an astonishing fact to consider!
Verse 4, “to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you” ESV.
I don’t know about you, but when I read the words Peter uses here I’m amazed! When he describes God’s grace as our inheritance, I’m astonished. It would be like Bill Gates, leaving me his fortune. Why would God leave an estate for sinful people like me? Truly amazing!
But Peter goes on to describe the certainty of our inheritance using these words; imperishable, undefiled, and unfading. These words describe our eternal salvation as an absolute fact. Satan can’t snatch it away. God has promised that if we remain faithful to him, he will remain faithful to us!
If people truly understood the love that God shows for us every day, our churches would be filled to capacity. If people could grasp the depths that God went to save us, how could we not humbly fall to our knees in praise and thanksgiving?
Our God has given us more than our finite minds can truly understand! Spend time today considering the greatness and mercy of our God!