He was foreknown before the foundation of the world but was revealed in these last times for you. Through him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God. (1 Peter 1:20-21)
Pastor John’s Notes:
Here’s a fascinating concept: God had planned out our redemption even before he created the world. Now that Christ has come, we are living in the last age. All that remains is for Christ to return. With this knowledge, our hope that is in the future God has planned is steadfast and secure. Furthermore, our hope is in Jesus Christ, whom God raised from the dead. His resurrection secures not only his own lordship over heaven and earth, but our future. Jesus Christ has promised to raise to life again all those who believe that the Father sent him. All our hopes rest secure in him.
Lord Jesus Christ, thank you for coming into the world for our redemption. Help me to put my faith continually in your resurrection power, and set my hope in the eternal life you have promised to give to all those who believe the Father sent you. I believe in you, so let my hope rest in your wonderful promises.