Peter tells believers that awaiting us after this life is an incorruptible and un-defilable inheritance. The Holy Spirit, through the pen of Peter, insists that the believer is kept by God, with their prize also guarded by Him.
This is the first of two letters from Peter, that great disciple of Jesus Christ. We meet him in the gospels after which we cannot forget him. A victim himself of persecution, he writes to strengthen persecuted Christians.
Of what value are the basics of our faith to us if they do not show up in our conduct? Throughout the Bible we are exhorted to aspire towards the virtuous life, the Christlike life. Should it be any other way?
A basic and essential teaching of the Bible for all believers is the return of Christ. The idea of Jesus’ imminent return held a special place in the hearts of the early Christians and should do the same for us.
God has assured those who love Jesus Christ and seek His will in all things that they will be with Him after this life, forever. For the true Christian this assurance is not a matter of guesswork but promised.