A Living Hope

May 13, 2010 at 9:11 am | Posted in Devotional thoughts, God's Love, Security and Assurance, Theology | 1 Comment

1 Peter 1:3-7.  Here is great security.  Those who struggle with security and doubt issues may want to memorize these verses.  Notice, as is usually the case with security matters, the tense of the verbs.  This letter was written to those who are chosen according to God’s foreknowledge – not to those who will be, but to those who are chosen.  God has already done it.  And this is what he says is true of those chosen people:  They have been born again – not that they will be, but that he has already caused them to be born again.  It is a done deal.  They have been born into a living hope and to an inheritance which is reserved for them in heaven – again, not an inheritance that can be reserved, but one that is reserved already.  This too is a done deal.  Finally, these chosen people are protected by the power of God for that final salvation – not may be protected, or protected conditionally, but they are protected already.  In every one of these matters, God is the active agent; it is his doing, and he has already done it.  If you trust in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, these things are true for you.

It is no wonder we greatly rejoice in this, even when we are faced with trials.  No matter what trails we may have on this earth, nothing can undo what God has already done.  In fact, trials, even trials of doubt, will only prove God’s chosen people to be genuine and result in more praise and glory for him.  Now that is security.  If you have placed your trust in Jesus, rejoice in it.

For more on this topic, check out my entry called “It’s All About God, Peter edition.”

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  1. Brother Glen ,I WAS WONDERING DO YOU HAVE FAMILY IN WICHITA FALLS TEXAS.I WAS ON MY FACEBOOK PAGE N TYPING IN SOME OF MY COUSINS NAMES ,AND I WAS JUST WONDERING IF YOURE MY COUSIN. MY BROTHER DONNIE SAID HE TALK TO OUR COUSIN ABOUT 9 OR TEN YRS AGO.PLEASE LET ME KNOW .THANK YOU FOR YOURE TIME.


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