Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!  According to His great mercy, He has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you… (1 Peter 1:3-4)

It is not your good performance that saves you, but God’s great mercy.  It is not a dry duty or set of ideals to which He saved you, but a hope and a future that is brilliant and bright and glowing with glory.

It is not only for peace in this life that God saved you, but for an eternal reward that will far outshine even the most magnificent treasures of Earth, and that’s not even the best news of all.

The best news is that it’s a reward that rests on His grace alone, so it can never be taken from you!

Whether your circumstances are up or down right now, set your eyes toward the finish line, and be encouraged by this hope-inspiring truth.

God has an eternal inheritance for you.

–Pastor Phillip