1 Peter 1:5
Pastor Ralph Ovadal
Our inheritance of eternal life is secured and kept secure for us, the heirs of eternal life, by the power of God. If the promise of salvation is a lively hope, a sure certainty, because of the power of God, then the security of the true believer is just as certain because it too is by the power of God. Verse four speaks of the inheritance kept for the believer. Verse five speaks of the believer kept for the inheritance. Our salvation cannot be a lively hope reserved for us by the power of God if we are not kept by the power of God to receive it. The believer's promise of salvation cannot rest on a rock if the believer's security rests on the shifting sand of human effort.
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