Sep 10, 2017
Now God, our heavenly Father through the Lord Jesus Christ did not fabricate a reason for why we His children, though born-again into a living hope, which is an inheritance like no other (imperishable, undefiled and unfading) needs to go through sufferings, trials and pain and still be confident, but not just confident, but confidently joyful.
Our Loving God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ provides us the reasons so we can exude with confident joy in Christ even in trials and sufferings.
1 Peter 1:6-9
Peter gives five perspectives on joy so that believers may triumph even in the most adverse circumstances. Peter highlights the reality that joyful confidence is founded and derived from the following truths in a:
– protected inheritance,
– proven faith,
– promised honor,
– personal fellowship with Christ,
– present deliverance
No matter what difficult circumstances and persecutions they face, the faithful greatly rejoice because of the future hope that derives from Christ’s resurrection and the present reality of the indwelling Spirit, securing a protected, eternal inheritance.
To the Elect of God in Christ, confident joy is not some brief, shallow, circumstantial emotion, but rather something permanent and profound, tied closely to the spiritual blessings of faith, hope, and love and given by God through His Son and the Holy Spirit. – “You should be able to figure it out.”
God has reserved and securely protected an eternal inheritance in heaven for every believer.