Daily Reading: 1 Peter 1:3–9

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! . . . He has given us . . . an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. (1 Pet. 1:3–4)

I changed careers recently. Sending out all the résumés was overwhelming. The emotional tension over whether the résumé had even been received played with me. Some responded with a nice cliché: “We find you overqualified for the position, but wish you the best in your search for employment.”

Living in America during an election year fills us with the expectations we have for our leaders, for our communities, and for others. It’s like everyone reading each other’s résumé. What experience do the officials have? What criteria do I want them to fill?

Regardless of political positions, I wonder if I also place qualifications on God. Asking Him for things He will not fulfill throws my spiritual life into a tantrum. He has given me not what I demand, but what I need. And then some.

First Peter 1:3–4 reminds me that perhaps God is more than qualified. Holiness is to be set apart. If this qualification were placed on me, I might not pass. However, God is more than qualified, and His grace provides me a way to claim the title of holy. Putting holy on a résumé brings some nice rewards; like a radiant inheritance.

I won’t cast off His résumé. Today I do not vote on God’s credentials, but rather I praise Him because He is more than qualified.

Think of titles can we give to our Lord that express who He is.

Mollie Bond works in radio as an assistant producer. Watching snowflakes slows her down.