1 Peter 1:5: Who By God's Power Are Being Guarded Through Faith For A Salvation Ready To Be Revealed In The Last time.
1 Peter 1:5
Who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. (ESV)
In our walk on this earth we feel very vulnerable. We know that everything we possess can be lost in an instant. Things that we own can be stolen. Money could lose its value with a change in the stock market. Relationships can be destroyed by the whim of a person who decides that they no longer want to know us. We feel like there is nothing to protect us. The Apostle Peter says we are being guarded by God's power.
Peter knew the frailty of this life and the temporal things that we try to hold on to. He is talking here of our salvation, which cannot lose its value, and cannot be taken from us. This is great news for the believer in Jesus Christ. It is God's power that guards the salvation that will be revealed in the last time. Now, this does bring a question to mind. Isn't my salvation already revealed?
If you have placed your faith in Jesus Christ, believing in your heart that God raised him from the dead we have the promise of Scripture that you are saved. Yet, we do not fully grasp all of what it means that we are saved. The final revelation of our salvation is in the future. When we are in his presence, eternally in heaven, our salvation will be revealed fully.
In the years on this earth, while we are assured of our salvation, we are going to go through many trials. There are going to be times when it will help us to be reminded that God is guarding our salvation. It cannot be taken away from us. No one is greater than God himself, and he is the very one guarding our salvation. Take courage in the fact that salvation was initiated by God, and will be completed by him.
Are you stressed by the uncertainties of this earthly life? Focus on your salvation in Christ Jesus. Celebrate the fact that it can never be taken away. Thank God today for being the guardian of your salvation.