December 16, 2017: SOAP #2935:  1Peter 1-5 Scripture:  1Peter (NIV) 1:3 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, 4 and into an inheritance that can never perish, [...]

December 16, 2017: SOAP #2935:  1Peter 1-5

Scripture:  1Peter (NIV) 1:3 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, 4 and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade" kept in heaven for you, 5 who through faith are shielded by God's power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.

Observation:   In being 'born again' we have been given an inheritance.   Unlike earthly inheritances, this one can never perish, spoil or fade.   A crashing stock market cannot steal the value of our inheritance.   Foolish management by some fund supervisor will never wipe out the value in this inheritance.   It is ours now.   But it is being kept in heaven for us.   It is there for our benefit.

Application:   This changes my perspective on dying.  Going through death's door, I will enter into the fullness of the inheritance 'kept in heaven' for me as God's son.   Investments sent ahead will be enjoyed based on heaven's value.   What a day that will be!   O death, where is your sting?

Prayer:     Heavenly Father, the inheritance you have planned for your sons and daughters is beyond our comprehension. Your plan is amazing! Amen

Pastor Leon
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