“…Set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ” (1 Peter 1:13, ESV).

I’m so struck by this verse. You and I are to set our hope fully on the grace that’s coming up ahead. What is this “grace” referring to? We know from the context that it’s heaven: “…an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you” (v. 4).

Fully. He is calling us to put all of our hope in our promised Paradise. All of it. All of our eggs in one basket, so to speak. If we set all of our hope on heaven, this means that we set none of it on earthly things. Practically speaking, it means we don’t base our hope on whether we can buy that beautiful home of our dreams. Our hope is not to be based on material possessions. It is not to be based on acquiring a certain amount of social status or success. It is not even to be based on having a loving family. It is not to be based on finding happiness in this life. If we take this verse seriously, all of our hope is to be set on heaven. Absolutely all of it.

Now, none of that is to say that any of the above desires are bad. On the contrary, Continue reading Anchored?