Living Hope

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Today's reading: 1 Peter 1:1-9

Today we start into the Book of 1 Peter, a letter of encouragement written to Jewish Christians who had been scattered throughout Asia Minor. This group of believers were discouraged and downhearted because the environments in which they were living didn't embrace God's ways, and as a result, they were experiencing hardship and persecution.

Once Peter completes his greeting, he immediately turns to encouraging these disheartened brothers and sisters in Christ. He acknowledges the hard and unpleasant circumstances that they are living in, but then reminds and reassures them that they are possessors of a "living hope" from God. In other words, that they are each heirs of God, and as such have "an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you..." (vs. 4).

How often do you give thought to the fact that, as a Christ-follower, you possess a living hope? Why is this important? How did reading that God is keeping--for you--an imperishable inheritance, impact your attitude and outlook today? Tami

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I've learned all too well that earthly insurance fades, disappears, or is taken from us. Thankful that our spiritual inheritance is lasting.

What a blessing to know that I have this living hope, imperishable--no one can destroy it, not even me--what assurance we have --it gets me excited about the future with Christ.

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Hi, my name is Tami Weissert, the P4 facilitator and the "voice" behind the blogs. I'm passionate about helping people grow spiritually and actively encourage Bible engagement through conference speaking and writing. I also served as co-host of the Back to the Bible radio program for over 8 years. A little about me. I'm married to Jeff, and we love scuba diving, playing with our 3 dachshunds and going to Husker football games. I also love growing orchids, singing and Diet Pepsi. I hope you'll join in the conversation as we read the Bible and grow together.

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