Today’s devotional meditation is taken from 1 peter 1:3-4, which says,
3 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, 4 to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you,
Peter is talking to believers that are under severe hardship from society because they were blamed for burning down Rome. Perter first of all encourages them to praise God the Father for their salvation by causing them to be born again from His abundant mercy, which gives them a confidence that is alive in Him because of the victory of Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead. It is a proven fact that Christians are enemies of a world system that stands against the Truth.
In spite of that, we are to be fortified by the reality that our salvation overrides anything society can bring against us. No matter what attacks we face; we are to be strengthened in our relationship with the Father through Jesus Christ our Lord who rose from the dead. We are to have a heavenly perspective as we endure the assaults from society; because the Lord has promised an inheritance that far outweighs anything this world has to offer. As each of face trouble from others because of our faith in Christ, keep your focus on the fact we are born again. We are victorious!
Blessings in Christ to you!
Pastor James Moore, Jr.