An Inheritance Undefiled and Imperishable

The economic situation in America has many gripped with fear. If you listen to talk radio and watch the news you know that many are predicting the collapse of the United States economy all together. Banks are known to “go under” and people are loosing their retirement as an unstable Wall Street wreaks havoc on 401k investments. Housing bubbles,  gold bubbles, debt ceilings, s & p credit ratings… is there anything we can count on?

I Peter 1:3,4 tells us, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you.” I like that: a living hope, an inheritance undefiled and imperishable.

Jesus has been raised from the dead, so, not only did He provide this salvation for us by the blood of His cross; but, as the resurrected Lord, He is also the executor of the estate. He is alive forevermore to make intercession for us, to keep us, and insure that we receive the fulness of all that God has given us in Him!

This inheritance we have received in Christ is beyond the reach of corruption. No thief can steal it. It cannot wear out or fade away; but is forever sure and (as my good friend Deana likes to say) rock-solid! And, check this out, He has given us His Holy Spirit as a “first-installment”, guaranteeing a complete payment (Ephesians 1:13,14).

To be sure, in this world, we are facing uncertain times; but, that which Christ has purchased for you, by the offering of Himself upon the cross, is completely reliable; secured by One who has overcome this world and  conquered death, hell, and the grave.

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