3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, 5 who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
1 Peter 1:3-5
The Apostle’s letter begins with a thunderous proclamation. Many great and wonderful things are declared over God’s people in the book of 1 Peter. This platform will not allow a robust and detailed explanation of these three verses. Allow me the privilege of mentioning a few of the blessings Christians have received through Christ.
We have received mercy. God, who is blessed eternally, has given us mercy when we actually deserved wrath. Christ died for the ungodly so that the ungodly may be made holy. (Romans 5:1-10) It is not because of any goodness in us that Christ extends His grace. He is merciful to Christians in spite of us and not because of us.
We are born again. Through the mercy of our Lord we have been saved and sanctified forevermore. We have a hope that flows from the resurrection of Christ. As He was raised up, we shall be raised up. (1 Corinthians 15) Death will not have the ultimate victory in our lives. Jesus always hast the final say!
We have been given an inheritance. Much is included in this inheritance such as the presence of God, the promises of the Lord, and a home with Christ for all eternity. Christians are protected by the Almighty’s power and all will be revealed when we are glorified in Christ Jesus.
Be edified today, child of God. Your past is forgiven, you have power for the present, and your future is secure. May we say with Peter, Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.