What an encouraging five verses for us today! Peter is reminding us of what keeps us going – a Great Expectation of a priceless inheritance (v.4).
…kept in heaven for you (v.4)
…pure and undefiled (v.4)
…beyond the reach of change or decay (v.4)
…protected by God (v.5
This priceless inheritance is because of Jesus’ resurrection (v.3). This should cause us to give all of our praise to God – the Father of Jesus Christ.
So what can we look forward to because of our priceless inheritance ?
…wonderful joy (v.6)
…being truly glad (v.6)
What are our lives like now?
…you may experience trials (v.7)
…they prove that your faith is real (genuine) (v.7)
…they bring praise and glory and honor to Jesus (v.7)
How does it make you feel to realize your Great Expectation? Have you been living in light of your priceless inheritance? How will understanding this change how you live today?
By: Tim Parsons — Lead Pastor