Today’s scripture: 1 Peter 1:1-5
Well … we’ve spent well over a year and a half going through most of Paul’s
epistles … It’s been quite a journey, and I pray you have been blessed. For the
next few weeks, we’re going to visit the epistles from Peter. And may I pray, as
Peter prayed: May grace and peace be yours in the fullest measure!
We start our review of 1 Peter with hope—a living hope. We who follow Christ,
who have personal relationships with Him, have been offered a great mercy from
our Lord God.
We are promised an inheritance—imperishable and undefiled—in heaven.
We are promised protection—by the power of God through faith—here on earth.
When I read verses like this, I get homesick. I completely resonate with Paul’s
words to the Philippians: “For I am hard-pressed between the two, having a
desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better” (Phil. 1:23).
It gives me a hope I can live with on earth to know one day the cares and
sufferings I experience now won’t even be a memory. I’ll be in the presence of
the triune God!
Now, that’s a hope I can live with!