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 ESV)

Leslie M. John

Peter reveals a marvelous truth in 1 Peter 1st Chapter. Addressing to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia he calls on Elect by God the Father, and wishes them ‘Grace’. He says all those, whom he addressed, were begotten unto lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead and to inherit incorruptible and undefiled rewards that do not fade away. These are reserved for them in heaven.

1 Peter 1:3-4 read…Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you.

We read in 2 Timothy 3:16 that ‘All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness’.

Everyone, irrespective of his belonging to the clan of Jews or Gentiles can claim this verse to be applicable in one’s life, provided he/she has accepted Jesus Christ as his/her personal Savior.

The power of God keeps us and assures us that we will inherit that kind blessing in heaven that Peter referred to. We will have eternal life and be with the Lord Jesus Christ always. That inheritance is incorruptible, and undefiled. It does not fade away. We may face trials and tribulations in this world, but the rewards that are reserved for us in eternity are great.

“And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible”. (1 Corinthians 9:25)

“In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed”. (1 Corinthians 15:52) “Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever” (1 Peter 1:23)