Time is one of the greatest gifts we have so let us spend a while reading 1 Peter 1:13-25 and making plans with God for an amazing day. We will work hard but also make plans to have fun building memories that will last forever. We will build a legacy with the people around us, practice being an encourager, and pass on the faith baton.
The thought for the future was that Jesus Christ would be revealed so that the people could set their hope on this thought, be obedient, and accept the help of the Spirit of Christ. The help would be available so that the new nature of loving their neighbor and seeing God at work in their life would be the outcome. They were to continue their hope on this time, receive the grace, and be holy in all they do.
There is a relationship between the Word and God because they both are from the beginning of time and last forever. Let us set aside time each day to read, understand, and apply God’s Word. The event that gives confidence to our faith is the death of Christ on the Cross. Then the resurrection three days afterwards and the Holy Spirit adds to our confidence which continues to build daily. These resources are made available to us each day to help us boldly run the race to the finish line.
On many occasions, we end up spending our time and money on those things that bring the least benefit to our life. They keep us away from diving into the deep waters of God’s Word that satisfies the soul. Instead, we wallow in the shallow of what the world offers which are views with no firm principles to stand on.
This day with You Lord, we have set aside time to understand and think about ways to apply Your Word. Following Your Way gives us a great advantage in passing on the faith baton from generation to generation. In so doing, we run the race to victory in our life and lay down the path for those in the future. Amen.