1 Peter 1:3–7 (ESV)
Born Again to a Living Hope
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, 5 who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 6 In this you rejoice, though
now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, 7 so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result
in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
Often when reading the Bible, we come across a lot of things that we are to do, or changes that need to take place. This will be
evident in Peter’s writings but in today’s text… it’s all Gospel. We have been blessed, and it comes from God.
I pray: O Lord, help me to live in your grace, and to trust your ways. Amen.