3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
4 To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,
5 Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant “mercy”. There lays the key to it all, God’s mercy. Mercy or clemency is something God decides to do. It isn’t owed to us and we haven’t and couldn’t earn His mercy. God’s mercy is by His choice solely because He loves us. His mercy also gives us a second chance for if it wasn’t for God’s mercy we would all be dead and gone.
But God’s mercy has “begotten us again unto a lively hope”. This exciting and alive hope came from God’s resurrection of Jesus Christ. Why so much vitality focused around the resurrection? It’s because sin and death have been defeated and an, “inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you”. That’s pretty good reason to be excited.
“Who are kept by the power of God”. All things are kept by the power of God. Without the hand of God the earth wouldn’t spin, the stars would fade, our breath would disappear. God literally is in control of everything.
But we have a part to play in this to. Faith. Without our faith in God then it all goes away.
“But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” (Hebrews 11:6)
Our salvation is, “ready to be revealed in the last time.” God has that power. But we have to believe and have faith in God and His abilities for it to be so.