“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy we have been born anew to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and to an inheritance which is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s power are guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.” (1 Pet. 1.3-5)
What a profound statement by a great apostle who had denied the Lord three times. (Mt. 26.69-75) Peter hung in there, though, and was chosen to be the first apostle to take the gospel to the Gentiles. (Acts 10; 15.7) Later, however, his ministry was primarily to the Jews. (Gal. 2.1-10) Peter made a few mistakes after he was chosen to be a fisher of men; but he increased in faith and overcame to become a great servant for Christ. He fulfilled the commission that had been given him by the Lord. (Lk. 22.32; Jno. 21.15-19)
If a great, uneducated man (Acts 4.13) like Peter can make mistakes and be forgiven by the Lord; then we, too, Lobos, can be assured of that same forgiveness if “we walk in the light as he is in the light…” (1 Jno. 1.7-9)
Y’all read ‘em, now ye hear?!
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