Through him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him, and so your faith and hope are in God.I would like to pause on the very first phrase in this verse, the phrase, "Through him..." As I have continued in the faith over the past years, I have come to realize more and more that the "through him" is the most important part of the day to day existence.
I used to focus on the actions. I didn't believe that the actions saved you, and I still don't believe that, but I would focus on the fruit. I still believe that the fruit is important, and not to be ignored. In the world we live in, it is essential to observe the fruit of a person's walk. There are too many out there that live such a deceived existence, thinking that they are OK, when they are in a deep spiritual disaster zone. But I am digressing here, let me get back to the point:
Everything in life goes back to one thing, but that one thing isn't an idea, or a belief, it is a person: Jesus Christ. As we walk through this world, it is essential to understand the idea of LORD. We miss it so much, but it needs to be part of our daily life, not just some bullet point on our belief statement.
Is Jesus your Lord? How can you tell?