Perhaps it may turn out a sang,
Perhaps turn out a sermon.

-- R. Burns Epistle to a Young Friend

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Verse of the Day

Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls. - 1 Peter 1:8-9

Another one of those days -- they seem to come faster and more often, or maybe I'm just not keeping up.

This is passage that illustrates Christian courage and endurance.  Too, Peter says something crucial about faith.  The outcome of faith, we might even say the point of faith is our salvation.  Faith is the means whereby we who were shattered are restored and made whole.  Why would we not be inexpressible joyful if we understand that? 

Faith enables us to live as aliens and strangers in a world system that has, for the most part, gone mad.  Faith will help us stand and deliver us from fear. 

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