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.

6  ¶Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:

When a person knows or has a certain security in something, they can proceed with confidence in whatever lies before them.

Verses three through five teach us that we have that confidence in Christ. We have an inheritance that is pure and does not fade and is waiting for us in heaven. Let me remind you, heaven is forever. We are also taught that our inheritance and our salvation are kept by the power of God.

We rejoice in these facts, for they are everlasting. We live in the world of the physical. Most people’s minds are geared toward the physical, when the physical changes or the circumstances change, they become concerned and may even worry. God says, rejoice for there is something better and greater.

With these great and multiple promises, we can proceed forward into 2022 to whatever is there. We know and are persuaded of greater things than this old world provides.

I Peter 1: 6  Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:

We have certainly experienced temptations in 2021 and our hearts have, in some cases, been in heaviness. It was during these times that God says REJOICE. Yes, rejoice, not for the temptations but for the promises.

You have a choice as you enter into 2022, you can let the physical world and the things it brings, affect you or you can live by faith, standing on the promises.

2 Corinthians 5:7  (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)

Mark 11:22  And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.

The choice is still yours,

Pastor Cook