March 18, 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.

We are born again in the living hope when Jesus Christ was raised from the dead by our Father God.  What a sure inheritance we have through the Death, Burial, and Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.  

This inheritance can never fade or perish, or become less, because God Himself guards this steadfast  hope through our faith and hope in Him. At various times trials come, testing our faith. Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds,  for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.  James 1:2-4.

Dear Father in Heaven, Keeper of our Inheritance, Give me strength to be faithful and trust in You, through every trial that comes to me. I pray in the name of Jesus, Amen.

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”  Psalm 91:1-2

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. I Peter 1:6-7