God’s Truth for Trying Times - 3/11/22

READ: 1 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. [1 Peter 1:3-5 ESV]

CONSIDER: God causes his elect to become alive spiritually. Regeneration is a saw for an act of the all-powerful God. He makes the spiritually dead to be alive. This new life is through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. The heavenly inheritance given to the elect is unchanging and unfading and cannot be ruined by any human effort. Every true believer is being eternally protected and secured by God Almighty himself. No one can take the true believer out of God's hands.

THINK: What does this declare about God? What are God’s people being called to do? What assurance is given? How does the Word of God transform our hearts and lives and relationships?

PRAY: Pray these verses to God as a prayer. Pour out your heart in praise to God. Pray for others. Present needs to Him.