2/18/09

Scripture Time

1 Peter 1:3-12

3Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade—kept in heaven for you, 5who through faith are shielded by God's power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. 6In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. 7These have come so that your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. 8Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, 9for you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls.
10Concerning this salvation, the prophets, who spoke of the grace that was to come to you, searched intently and with the greatest care, 11trying to find out the time and circumstances to which the Spirit of Christ in them was pointing when he predicted the sufferings of Christ and the glories that would follow. 12It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves but you, when they spoke of the things that have now been told you by those who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven. Even angels long to look into these things.

I know this is a lot for one day, but what a beautiful message. This should give us such a peace and an inner joy. Our inheritance can never spoil, perish, or fade, if we are saved we can't be plucked from the masters hands.

Father~ Wow you are so good to us, even tho we don't deserve it. Thank you for giving us an inheritance through your son. In your name Amen.

1 comments:

Sarah February 19, 2009 at 8:21 AM  

I love the part about us being 'refined by fire'. Think of that. All of the hard things we go through in life are the fire. Each time we endure those, we are getting more and more refined... We WANT to be able to go through difficult things so that we can be as refined as we can be... I guess I had never put much thought into those words before...

Thanks for the verses!

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