Monday, August 7th, 2017 at 2:00 am

Day One: Inheritance

1 Peter 1:3-5 - “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, 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.”

What is this inheritance that can never perish, spoil, or fade, kept in heaven for us? The book of Revelation gives us a view:

Revelation 21:1-5 - ” … a new heaven and a new earth,’ for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea…And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, ‘Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.’ He who was seated on the throne said, ‘I am making everything new!’ Then he said, ‘Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.’”

These trustworthy and true words were written for us, to teach and remind us of the eternity that God has prepared for His people. And what is our response to be? As 1 Peter 1:3 says: Praise be to God!

Let’s worship God, who has loved us and given us new birth into something that will last forever and into a living, breathing hope for today. Give Him thanks for this new life. Pray through the day ahead of or behind you, asking God to help you live in praise of Him and in light of all this newness.

Let’s worship Him in song -


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