Morning Devotion: Read I Peter

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,

4  To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,

5  Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

1 Peter 1:2b “Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.” This phrase is written to those who are born- again by the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Ephesians 1:7  In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

In this wonderful salvation we have a blessed hope, a “lively hope” that does not fade away. Our hope is reserved in heaven. It is reserved by the everlasting one, the Father through Jesus Christ.

I once delivered a chair to an upholsterer who guaranteed it would be done in a timely fashion. Previously I had ordered the fabric to cover it with. I left the chair and the fabric and he gave me a ticket of reservation. All I had to do was wait for him to complete the job.

I went back at the required time and wouldn’t you know it, he was gone. He had moved out of his house and everything was gone. I talk to the landlord and he allowed me to go into the shop. There I found my chair sitting. He had done nothing to it. WOW! I recovered the chair but the fabric was lost. I ended up taking it to another person who completed the job with a totally different fabric that did not match. He took what he needed to cover the damaged part in the front and covered that back with a different color.

I am so glad my Saviour does not have a reservation that is a slimsy guarantee. He will not walk out on me and will never leave me.

Because He ever liveth I am assured that my hope will remain.

Hebrews 7:25  Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.

Mu hope, my lively hope is based on the living God as the word of God tells me.

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,

4  To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,

5  Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

Where does your hope reside? What does your hope give you in the end?

The choice is still yours,

Pastor Cook