Intro – Here is Bill Shade with today’s “Moment from God’s Word”.
Message – 1 Peter 1:4
I’m just at the age that I am finding more and more of my friends slipping away into eternity. Eternity is an awesome thought. You can spend a lifetime wrestling with the idea, but you will never comprehend it. But to the child of God, it is not only awesome, but glorious. The Apostle Peter says that what awaits us is, an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you.
There are four certainties in this verse. First, that which awaits us is incorruptible (not subject to change and decay), it is undefiled (it will not be ruined by anything unclean or loathsome). Next, it is undiminished, unlike your earthy treasure this one will never be reduced, and finally, it is reserved (literally guarded) until the day you arrive to enjoy it. So maybe getting closer to all that is not so bad after all – How about you? Only God’s children inherit His eternal riches. Remember, as many as receive Him (Jesus) He gives the power (exousia) to become the sons of God. Have you done that? Have you received Him?
Closing – This is Kile Smith. You have been listening to Bible Teacher and author, Dr. Bill Shade, Director of Advanced Studies for Source of Light Ministries International. Our college-recognized, three-year, Bible Institute curriculum is now available online. We invite you to visit us on the Web at advancedbiblicalstudies.net – that’s advancedbiblicalstudies.net and begin a systematic study of God’s Word today.