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Verse of the Day (October 3, 2020)

Verse of the Day (October 3, 2020) #BMSeminary – The portrayal of salvation looks to the future. The author of salvation is portrayed as the blessed God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. The work of salvation (vv. 3–5) is described as to its effect. Hath begotten us again refers to a new stage of life that begins at salvation. This lively hope has no element of uncertainty, for it is guaranteed by Jesus’ resurrection from the dead. The believer’s inheritance is described as incorruptible (Gr. aphtharton), imperishable or indestructible, and undefiled (i.e., morally untainted). That fadeth not away (Gr. amaranton) means it is not subject to the ravages of time. Further it is reserved (Gr. tetērēmenēn, perfect tense), that is, it has been preserved in the past and still is in heaven. Kept is a present passive participle—we are secure because we are continually guarded by God, who never relaxes His vigil. Salvation here refers to final salvation, that is, deliverance from the presence of sin and into the presence of God. [KJV Study Bible, HarperCollins]

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