set the hookTherefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming. 1 Peter 1:13 NIV

Fishing is a lot of fun. One of the first skills to learn is called setting the hook. Smaller minnows will nibble at your bate and can even it most of your worm without even engaging the hook. That is frustrating. A larger fish of choice may swallow your bait. At just the right moment, you jerk on your line so that your hook lodges securely in the fish’s mouth. Failure to set the hook well, increases the possibility for the fish to “get away.” Just as any fisherman, he has a good story of the biggest fish, that got away.

Peter tells us to set our hope on the return of Jesus. More specifically, he says we set our “hope on the grace” that will be expressed to us when Jesus returns. Why would Peter focus on grace?

He is speaking from example about the need for grace. He had failed his test and cursed God in his denial of being one of His disciples. When Jesus spoke with him after the resurrection, grace was extended to Peter allowing him to resume the position of leadership among the disciples.

What have you done that you think disqualifies you from the promises of God? Can you set your hope on this grace in such a way that each changes your behavior? Knowing that Jesus forgives you completely is a sobering yet encouraging thought. Make sure you “set” your hope securely in that grace, for your life will be shaken. Let hope remain.

Thank you Jesus

Blessings Love y’all