1 & 2 Peter Bible Study – Week 1 {Friday}

As we conclude the first chapter of 1 Peter, we see how we have a hope that is unchanging and eternal. Whatever trials and suffering we face in this world, on this earth, we can be sure our experiences are not wasted and they are not beyond the Lord’s watchful eye.

We can stand firm in the knowledge that the work of the cross was complete, and we have a trustworthy God who loves us. We have an eternity that is secure – hallelujah.

Let’s read the last few verses of 1 Peter 1 today:

Read 1 Peter 1:22-25

S – 1 Peter 1:24-25: For,

“All people are like grass,
and all their glory is like the flowers of the field;
the grass withers and the flowers fall,
but the word of the Lord endures forever.”

And this is the word that was preached to you

O – The hope that Peter has spoken about throughout the whole of this chapter, is reinforced at the end here when we read these words. In verses 22 and 23, we are called to love one another deeply – this is an expression of what Jesus has done for us, we have been born again, a second birth from a seed that will never perish. As such, we are to reflect the love we have had lavished on us, with sincerity and depth.  Peter uses the Old Testament here, reminding us that the things of this world may fade and pass away, but God and His word are imperishable and everlasting. We can have real hope, because we have set it in the truth of the word of the Lord, and it endures forever.

A – It is so easy to give so much time and energy to things that don’t matter, to be weighed down by the things of the world that are so inconsequential – how often do we worry or fret over something that doesn’t even live past the day into the next? Rather, we are to set our hearts and minds on the hope we have in what never fades and always endures. The things of his earth will pass away and fade, but the word lasts forever and this is where we set our hope.

P – Lord, thank you today for Jesus, our new birth that has come about by imperishable seed. Thank you that we can trust you and put our hope in you, because you never fail us and you never let us down. Thank you for the enduring truth of your word, thank you for the eternity we have with you. Amen.

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