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“Kept By the Power of God” by Toni Babcock
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time,” (I Peter I:3-5 KJV).
Keeping ourselvesin the love of God does not mean we better work hard at behaving ourselves, or else God is not going to love us anymore. It means we develop an abiding trust in the love and mercy of God.
How do we accomplish this? The Apostle Peter gives us the key; it is through faith in Jesus that we are “begotten again unto a living hope” – a hope that dares to believe God’s promises are for real, and a hope that understands the One we hold onto is really the One who is holding onto us.
Peter points us to eternity - to an inheritance in Jesus where there is no corruption or change; to a living Savior whom we can trust both now and forever, whose power never fades; and to a salvation reserved for us who are kept by the power of God through faith. He writes:
Todays writer is from St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
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