Verse of the Week: 1 Peter 1: 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”

In what do we place our hope?

Ourselves? Our doctor? Our family? Our performance?

There are so many places we can put our hope, but this verse (and really all of 1 Peter) reminds us that God caused us to be born again to a living hope.

It is not something we strived for and earned.

It is not something that we had any doing in, but it was God who caused us to be born again.

What are we born again to?

Living hope!

Hope is not wishful thinking, but it is a confident expectation of future blessing based on facts and promises. “Living” indicates the permanent character of this hope.

We are not just hoping for something, wishing it to be true; instead, we rest in a confident hope because our hope is living and undying.

We can hope in the gospel of Jesus and the transformative power in His word. We can hope in the fact that God will use every circumstance for our ultimate good and His glory (Romans 8:28).

Our hope can be secure in this truth. He is good, His promises are true, and we can place our hope in Him.


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