As we live out our days on earth, many times we end up spending our time and money on those things that bring the least benefit to our life. They keep us away from climbing higher towards God with His Word that satisfies the soul. Instead, we stay in the valley of what the world offers with no firm principles to stand on. This day with God, we are climbing higher as we read 1 Peter 1:1-5.
Explained in this passage is that each person of the Trinity does specific work in the life of a believer. God the Father gives us mercy and hope. He gives us an inheritance that can never perish, spoil, or fade (v. 4). Jesus Christ the Son offers salvation through His sacrifice on the Cross to give believers eternal life. The Holy Spirit sanctifies, instructs, and helps believers be obedient in following these instructions.
God has given optimism for a better future. Even during difficult times, we have something to hang on to until we experience better times ahead. There is no longer the ups and downs in life that depend on the unsecure world but our outlook is stabilized with thoughts of a steady climb to new heights.
There is God’s guarding power as we grow in our faith by reading His Word and take in the instructions for life which is food for our soul. These thoughts, lessons learned, and experiences as we live out our life give us something of value that is guaranteed to rise over time as commodities that are useful forever; providing a living hope and valuable resource for a future in which we reach heights never before reached.
This day with You God, we are pulling higher and higher towards You as we read Your Word for instructions. We pray for spending our time and money on activities that bring meaning, seeks to help others, and brings joy. These activities with the people around us give encouragement and build our faith so we can reach heights never yet obtained. In Jesus name we pray… Amen.