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A Daily Devotion for Monday, November 15


1Peter 1:8-9


Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

At some time in our past, each of us was introduced to Jesus Christ. By God’s grace, we took that invitation and held on to it. So, my faith started with God’s grace, opening my mind and my heart to receive Him. And my faith will lead to the salvation of my soul. This verse reminds me I can’t simply have faith on my own. God has Invited me, and has paved the way for me.

Father God, without your help, how would I have faith? I am so thankful. Lord, help me to be part of that paved path for others. Use me to help bring others to faith in you. I am yours. Amen


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Beverly Flynn
Beverly Flynn
Nov 15, 2021

1 Peter 1:8-9


Faith and fear both fight for us to believe in something we cannot see. Following God is never easy, but fear can cause us to turn our fear to those who are not on the same path. Peter who had a personal knowledge of Jesus, is praising the people saying although you have not seen him, you love him and without seeing him you still believe in him. This reminds me of what Jesus said to Peter after the resurrection. blessed are those who have not seen but have believed (John 20:29). through our faith we are in direct contact with Jesus. God has given me everything that I need to live my life. I so wa…

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David
David
Nov 15, 2021

1 Peter 1:8-9

9 for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.


I’m an optimist. When I look back over my work life I realize that most of my work was as a problem solver. When people came to me panicking over a problem, my immediate reaction was to look for the solution that I knew was there. I believe that this makes it easier for me to have faith. I know that all can turn out well no matter how it looks at the moment. It may not be what I would choose but life will go on (until it doesn’t).


Dear Lord I hope that my optimism isn’t from ignorance but…

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Tom
Tom
Nov 15, 2021

1 Peter 1: 8-9 Peter strongly encourages the believers who accepted Christ after His death and resurrection. They did not have the advantage that Peter had - seeing Jesus, walking with Him, listening to Him teach and watching Him heal and cast out demons. Peter’s words here echo what Jesus told Thomas; “Blessed are those who do not see, yet still believe.” This applies to us as well. This unseen Savior is the source of our faith, hope and salvation. How often do others around us see the glorious and inexpressible joy this brings?


Prayer - God of joy, may the joy of faith be so evident in my daily living that those who do not know You are curious enough…


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Barbara
Barbara
Nov 15, 2021

1 Peter 1: 8-9 Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation or your souls.


I can’t imagine going through this life and not having faith in God’s promise. Knowing that salvation is there for me keeps me going. I read this excerpt from C. S. Lewis and thought I would share it.

“Supposing there was no intelligence behind the universe, no creative mind. In that case, nobody designed my brain for the purpose of thinking. It is merely that when the atoms inside my…


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Rosalind Spiller
Rosalind Spiller
Nov 15, 2021

1 Peter 1:8-9 I love this passage and Peter’s encouragement of Christians who are often persecuted for their beliefs. My favorite part is about “rejoicing with a glorious, inexpressible joy.” How often do we do that? Who, besides our church family, ever witnesses this? I rejoice most often with music. It is music that stirs my soul. Prayer: gracious God, Thank you for this reminder about our faith and how we express it. Amen

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