1 Peter 1: How Is Your Faith?
Verse of the Day: (V7) “That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:”
1. Faith (V1-16)
V8 “Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:”
Faith in God is believing in God that He is the Creator and Saviour of the world, even though we cannot see or touch Him. When we believe and love God, He shall send His Spirit to dwell in us and grant us His Spirit of love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and self-control in the midst of our sufferings, and eventually deliver us from our sufferings, so that our faith is tested and comes forth as precious gold.
V9 “Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.”
2. Fear (V17-21)
V17 “And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man’s work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear:”
Let us live by faith in God and have the fear of God in us and trust and obey Him and His Word, because our souls are redeemed by the precious blood of Jesus, the Son of God. Indeed, only Jesus forgives and redeems us from our sins because only He is the perfect Son of God without sin. Whoever believes in Jesus and confess and repent his sins shall shun fiery hell, and have everlasting life with Him now and forever in glorious heaven.
V19 “But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:”
3. Flesh (V22-25)
V24 “For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:”
There are only 2 things in this world which shall endure forever – God’s Word and souls. God’s Word is none other than Jesus Christ who shall live forever. However, all man shall die in his flesh as after all he is but flesh. The vital question is where will the soul of man be after his death? If we believe in Christ, our souls shall live with Him now and forever in heaven, but if we reject Him, our souls shall suffer in fiery hell after our death.
V25 “But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.”
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, please increase my faith that it be praise, honour and glory to You.