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Day Five: The Eternal Hope in the Here and Now

Friday, October 30th, 2015

1 Peter 5:10-11 - “And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen.”

This eternal hope however also affects our here and now.  The passage says: after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.

That restoration is also while we are in the land of the living.  To have eternal hope is to have hope for the here and the now-always hoping in Christ for His rescue.

It says that He will himself (the Lord himself) will restore us and make us strong, firm and steadfast.  These three aspects are the very areas that get impaired in times of struggle-our strength wanes, our firm footing gets shaky, and we become wavering in our faith.  However, to have the eternal hope that is the experienced reality in the here and now, is that God himself will restore and make us strong, firm and steadfast.

God himself will do it!  This is the hope that we are to look to! The hope is that when the Lord restores us, we will be stronger, firmer, and more steadfast.  This is the hope with which we are to fight and endure as we are engaged in this “good fight”.

Today, let’s echo the doxology of 1 Peter 5:11, “To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen.” For who can do this?  Who gives eternal hope and restores us?  Only Him!  Only the Lord, so let it be to Him the power forever and ever!  Amen.

- GK

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Thursday, October 29th, 2015

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