Idem

by kepreston

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Idem: The same as previously given or mentioned.

“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, who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith – more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire – may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

– 1 Peter 1:3-7

Regardless of what trials you’ve gone through, the sin you’re caught in, or the battles your heart and mind are waging war against, your salvation is as idem of the day you accepted Jesus Christ to be your Lord an savior. 

The above scripture is written by the Disciple of Jesus Christ Simon Peter, this man followed Christ with unyielding passion. Peter, the only disciple to walk on water, the first disciple to understand the revelation of who Christ really is, was also the one who denied he ever knew Jesus. Peter, the most bold of the disciples, ended up denying his savior to a mere child due to fear. Yet, Peter, through grace went on to see thousands of people saved and write books used in the bible today. He was even crucified in the name of Christ. 

Peter understood that your salvation is an imperishable inheritance given to us by the mercy and grace of God. You did nothing to earn it, and you will do nothing to get it taken away. 

So today, choose to look at the example of Peter, take the guilt and shame, the feeling of being unworthy and throw it away and just find peace in God’s presence. He misses you.

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