Daily Easter Devotion Monday, April 28

Monday, April 28, 2014 – Psalm 145; Exodus 14:21-31; 1 Peter 1:1-12 and John 14:1-17

1 Peter 1:1-12 – 3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy he has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4and into an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, 5who are being protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

I invite you to read this promise from 1 Peter over several times. Meditate upon its different parts, let each empower you this day. Here’s the ones that jump out at me.

By his (God’s) great mercy – God’s mercy is great, beyond anything we can imagine. Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised.

New birth – This is more than just the new birth we receive upon our death, this is the new birth we receive now as we abide in the risen Christ and let the risen Christ abide in us.

Living hope – This hope was born at Christ’s resurrection and lives on even today and into all the tomorrows of tomorrow. Thanks be to God.

Inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading – This inheritance cannot be taken from us and nothing can diminish its eternal value. Our inheritance in Christ is and will always be for it is kept for us by God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

How does the fact of new birth, living hope impact how you live today?

What comes to mind is that I should be fearless in facing the future for my life is in God’s hands.

Psalm 145 – 3Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised;
his greatness is unsearchable. ….
5On the glorious splendor of your majesty,
and on your wondrous works, I will meditate.

O Lord, may I meditate on your mighty acts, sensing the mighty acts You are doing this very day. Use me as an instrument of Your mercy and grace. Amen.

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