Encouragement for an Uncertain New Year
January 9, 2022
A Chapter a Day
- Sunday, January 9, 2 Peter 3
- Monday, January 10, John 1
- Tuesday, January 11, John 2
- Wednesday, January 12, John 3
- Thursday, January 13, John 4
- Friday, January 14, John 5
- Saturday, January 15, John 6
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As the New Year begins, we all have basic needs and desires . . .
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A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children, but the sinner’s wealth is laid up for the righteous. (Proverbs 13:22, ESV)
1 Peter 1:3-9 (ESV)
1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ,
To those who are elect exiles of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, 2 according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood:
May grace and peace be multiplied to you. (ESV)
- We have been by God even though in the world.
3 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, 4 to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, 5 who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
- In Christ, God has given us . . .
6 In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, 7 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.
- God has a for our .
8 Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, 9 obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls. (1 Peter 1:3-9, ESV)
- God expects us to Jesus, Jesus, and find great in Jesus – even as we face an uncertain New Year.