Praise God the Father, the Merciful One!
1 Peter 1:3-5
The purpose of God's mercy is that we may praise Him! The ground for God's deserving of praise is his merciful nature!
Published December 17th, 2018
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Main point summary
Main point summary
God the Father is greatly to be praised because, consistent with his merciful nature, He brought us into new life in Christ in order that we may hope in and receive an unimaginable inheritance that He guards and protects for us through our faith.
1 Peter 1:3-5
g Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!
Greatly is God the Father of Jesus to be Praised!
h According to his great mercy,
Because, In consistency with God's great mercy,
i he has caused us to be born again
He has caused us to be born of the Spirit to a new life that lives to God and not to sin(John 3:4-8)(Rom 6:1-11)
to a living hope
and this new life gives us great hope,
j through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
born again by Jesus' Resurrection from death (Romans 6:4 - "Just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life")
to k an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and l unfading,
and this living hope is an inheritance that cannot be taken away or destroyed,
m kept in heaven for you,
and the inheritance is kept in heaven for us,
who by God’s power are being guarded
who are being Guarded by the power of God,
n through faith
through faith,
for a salvation o ready to be revealed in the last time.
for the purpose of a salvation that will be revealed in the last time.
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