1 Peter 1:3-4 – Living Hope #128

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a good weekend and a sweet day celebrating Jesus. The good news is the celebration of the Resurrection of Christ doesn’t stop on Easter Sunday. Who is continuing to celebrate with me today?

I am sticking with the theme of the resurrection and sharing 1 Peter 1:3-4 which says, Praise 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, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you.”

When Peter recognized what Jesus had done, his very first reaction was to praise God. Shouldn’t we always come to Christ with a heart of thankfulness? While you might be facing trials, isn’t salvation from Jesus the best and biggest gift itself? I love that Peter reminds us of the attitude we should have which should always be gratitude.

We can be thankful because God sent His one and only son to die for us. Why? It all goes back to the fact that God is full of mercy. I love this quote by Spurgeon, “No other attribute could have helped us had mercy been refused. As we are by nature, justice condemns us, holiness frowns upon us, power crushes us, truth confirms the threatening of the law, and wrath fulfills it. It is from the mercy of our God that all our hopes begin.” Because God is a merciful father, He has given you “new birth into a living hope” that came forth because Jesus was raised from the dead. That one moment in time changed everything for you and for me.

Our living hope of eternal life begins all because of mercy. And that hope? It gives you an inheritance. Not an inheritance that can “perish, spoil, or fade away”, but it’s a hope that is always there. Nothing can stop it. Seek our merciful Father and He will give you hope for your situation as you wait to receive your full inheritance. 

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  • ellesees.net
    Posted at 08:02h, 28 March Reply

    i love that reminder–that the good news doesn’t stop with sunday, with easter, but keeps going!! hope you had a wonderful easter!

  • andrea
    Posted at 08:44h, 28 March Reply

    for some reason when I saw the title of this one, I thought of “Holy Spirit, You Are Welcome Here'”… 🙂

  • Rebecca Jo
    Posted at 09:04h, 28 March Reply

    God has been putting the word HOPE in my life so much lately – & the wording of “Living Hope”… it just hit me in the soul.

  • Jennifer DeFrates/Heaven Not Harvard
    Posted at 09:09h, 28 March Reply

    Thankful constantly for that mercy! I need it daily! Every time I start to think, ‘this’ is not fair! I don’t deserve this! I am reminded that my sin means I deserve so much worse, but God’s mercy forgave what I deserve, I can handle the small hiccups in my life because Thank GOD for being merciful, not being FAIR.

  • Alice
    Posted at 09:09h, 28 March Reply

    Amen! We should be celebrating all year long that Jesus is alive. Happy Resurrection 🙂

  • Ida Pahus
    Posted at 09:33h, 28 March Reply

    Beautiful post!! It’s so true-the resurrection of Jesus is to be celebrated so much longer than just one day, it is life-changing!

  • Haley
    Posted at 11:11h, 28 March Reply

    Love this!!!

  • Cheryl
    Posted at 15:32h, 28 March Reply

    I love this verse! Oh, my, I was concerned about you and thinking that you hadn’t posted this today, when, lo, and behold, I found out my crazy email is now blocking my blog subscriptions from wordpress, too!! It has been blocking my blogger ones since February, and I have been trying so hard to get it fixed, all to no avail. Our ISP tech support can find no issues, so there doesn’t seem to be any way of fixing it. Now, this….arrgh! Oh, it is frustrating!!!! But, anyhow, I am happy to see that I have about 3 or 4 posts from you that I just undug from my “junk” folder. Thank the Lord, I did find them, and I have added you to my “safe” list, so I am hoping this may fix it. If not, I will just have to manually visit you from time to time to see if you have posted. God bless you, Caroline! Still praying for you and your miracle!!

  • Carissa Maul
    Posted at 15:50h, 28 March Reply

    What a great reminder that even though Resurrection Day has passed that the celebration still continues every day!

  • Sue A Allen
    Posted at 16:17h, 28 March Reply

    Oh…my pastor preached on this verse yesterday too! I was reminded that our inheritance (totally undeserved and unmerited) is undefiled, imperishable, and unfading. Woohoo…and it is being reserved in heaven for us. In v. 6, it tells us that we will go through various trials, if necessary…but even in those fiery times, we are told to rejoice. Why? Because they are temporary and pale in comparison to eternity. I love this! I love to be reminded that these hardships are going to fade away but our inheritance will last for eternity. Thank you Jesus for loving us this much…for allowing us to get a glimpse of the burden you bore on the cross through our momentary troubles AND for being our amazing, gracious, loving Savior.

  • Mihaela Echols
    Posted at 17:34h, 28 March Reply

    Beautifully said. “one moment time changed for you and me”

  • de Bolton
    Posted at 19:47h, 28 March Reply

    I woke up this morning completely rejuvenated from the weekend. It’s so amazing to think of His grace and love for us. It made me want to walk and grow deeper in Christ. Psalms 51:10 has been in my heart today. Living in hope

  • Amy
    Posted at 20:25h, 28 March Reply

    I am continuing to celebrate with you Caroline! I love how much you speak of hope! The greatest gift the Lord gave us is salvation! No matter what we are going through, if we can hope – and like you said – be thankful – we can keep our chin up and keep moving! Happy Easter Caroline!

  • andrea
    Posted at 20:31h, 28 March Reply

    We should be celebrating Him EVERY single day!

  • Mary
    Posted at 20:53h, 28 March Reply

    Amen! Great time of year to point out the grace, mercy, and love of Jesus. HIs willingness to be a living sacrifice is so glorious.

  • Patricia
    Posted at 06:34h, 29 March Reply

    I’m still celebrating with you! What a glorious inheritance it is!! ❤️

  • Kirby Ingles
    Posted at 19:24h, 29 March Reply

    What a great message. We are saved because of His mercy. We have been born again. Christ resurrection is the first fruits. If we endure with him, we will be glorified with Him. A beautiful promise and heavenly reward for those who believe and willing to receive.

    I will join you and keep celebrating.

  • Rachel
    Posted at 09:36h, 30 March Reply

    It is truly powerful how this one act in history changed lives forever! Nothing has been more earth shaking than that!

  • Anna Clarke Blog
    Posted at 16:07h, 05 April Reply

    Absolutely! The Gospel of Jesus should be the center of our everyday living and our focus when we connect corporately. You have such a gift for sharing powerful truths in simple ways. Thank you so much! I hope your Easter was wonderful! -xx Anna

  • Ifeoma Samuel
    Posted at 06:12h, 06 April Reply

    Hi Caroline, I agree we shouldn’t stop after the Easter weekend!
    Thanks for the devotional.
    God Bless

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