So then, prepare your hearts and minds for action! Stay alert and fix your hope firmly on the marvelous grace that is coming to you. For when Jesus Christ is unveiled, a greater measure of grace will be released to you. 1 Peter 1:13 TPT
That’s a call right there, prepare your hearts and minds for action. What’s he trying to prepare us for? I felt he was saying, “This life won’t be boring! It’s meant to be a life of action not comfort!” So often we want the ‘good life’ with ease and happiness, everything money can buy, but that’s not what Jesus called us to. He said go-that is an action word.
Then the words ‘stay alert’. Why stay alert? What’s coming that we have to watch for? Perhaps it’s the attack of the enemy because we know he’s real and unrelenting in his pressure to get us to give up and give in. Stay watchful, your adversary roams around like a roaming lion seeking who he may devour.
And then these sweet words; fix your hope firmly on the marvelous grace that is coming to you. Oh wow! Solidly, immovable, firmly grounded, unshaken hope in the undeserved, unearned grace that’s coming to you. What a place to live. What a place to focus, on Jesus and what He’s done for you.
But He didn’t leave us with that. This last statement shows promise of more, much more! For when Jesus Christ is unveiled, a greater measure of grace will be released to you. There’s more to know, always unveiling things we’ve not learned, things not seen yet, a greater grace to be released. Oh my! As if the simple grace of God wasn’t already enough, He promises a greater measure will be released to us.
Father, my heart is overwhelmed with this promise. I will stay alert and fix my hope in You who never fails. You will reveal Yourself to me in ways I’ve yet to discover and I will bask in the amazing grace I’ve yet to know. It’s in Jesus’ name I say, Amen.