July 19, 2021 – I Peter 1:3-5

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, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. I Peter 1:3-5.

In Christ Jesus – For in Him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily,  and you have been filled in Him, who is the head of all rule and authority. Colossians 2:9-10.  He is our Inheritance and our Hope for all eternity.

O, Lord our God, try us and test us that our faith grows in praise and glory in the revelation of Jesus.  Help me to rejoice and believe in Him, a faith that knows no end. I pray in the name of Jesus, your Son, Amen.

As Isaiah wrote – For in Him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily, and you have been filled in Him, who is the head of all rule and authority. Isaiah 45:22.

Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart. I Peter 1:22.

In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. Though you have not seen him, you love Him. Though you do not now see Him, you believe in Him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls. I Peter 1:6-9.