Friday, April 29, 2016

Expressions of Faith: Eternity

For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.
(1 Peter 1:23 NIV)
Eternity
In context of the chapter, this verse is pretty common sounding. 
We don't just die, if we are in Christ. We have eternal life.
Then there's this kind of obtuse mention of Scripture as the path to eternal life. 

Regardless of the commonality it engenders and the seemingly out-of-left-field reference to Scripture, this is a very important verse

It sets up Peter's next thought—next Friday's blog addresses that. 

It sets up what's coming by generating a thought pathway, even if it appears tangential.

The thought pathway is this: In my reading of the verse, eternal life and the word of God are inescapably intertwined.

Next Friday's Expression of Faith Series: Timeless
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