‘Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.’ 1 Peter 1:3-5
Abundant: more than adequate, oversufficient, abounding, richly supplied.
Begotten: birth by procreation, related by blood
Incorruptible: will not dissolve, disintegrate or decay, cannot be altered, cannot be infected, cannot be spoiled or marred
Fade away: lose brightness or vividness, disappear or die graducally, lose freshness, vigor, strength or health
Reserved: kept for you
What an amazing salvation this is. Meditate on the above verse and grasp what God has done for us. Our response to such a salvation should be 1 Peter 1:13-16. ‘Therefore gird up up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; as obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance; but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy.”‘
Even Paul says in Hebrews 2:3: ‘…how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation…’
In response to this salvation, we need to repent and put God first, and the very centre and focus/passion of our lives. Our days need to be about Him, spending time with Him, feeding on the milk of the word, loving Him and being loved by Him. He wants and desires to be our all sufficient savior. When will we stop living for feeble and worthless things, making them idols above God’s place in our lives? God has everything we need and desire. He is truly able to bring satisfaction to us. Lets start giving Him the opportunity in our lives to work in us and for us, to the bearing of much fruit for Him.