Re:Verse passage – 1 Peter 1:1-9 (day two) In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials…vs. 6
You may be one of those people who read the last chapter of the book first, or perhaps you read on IMDB the whole plot of the movie or show before you watch it. I think you are monsters, but that is not the point of this blog. In literature and cinema you will miss the twists and turns and not be fooled by the red herrings if you know the outcome first. There is a certain amount of satisfaction in knowing the ending at the beginning. It’s just not why I love to read.
Our faith journey is different. Knowing the outcome helps us navigate the interim setbacks, the catastrophes, and all the heartache. Not only can we endure, but we can have peace and, as Peter tells us, we can have joy. So, I will concede, in this instance I am so grateful that I know that the Lord will not let a trial be in vain. Keep reading!
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Knowing the end gives a tremendous sense of freedom. Satan and sin will be defeated. Christ will return and destroy his enemies. And though we don’t like the idea of dying Paul reminds us we will immediately be in the presence of the Lord. And if we are alive when a Christ returns we will not see death but will taken away to heaven. Death is defeated. Eternal life is gained. What a wonderful hope.🙏😄