"... for you have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and enduring word of God," (I Peter 1:23).
* The Word of God is the tool the Holy Spirit uses to produce regeneration in peoples' lives. And because the Word is imperishable, the life produced is also imperishable.
How grateful we ought to be that the eternal Spirit of God applied His imperishable Word to our hearts, so that we may live with our Lord forever.
* The apostle Peter describes the Word of God as living and abiding, likening it to imperishable seed, which produces eternal fruit.
Our salvation began with God's Word applied by the Holy Spirit, is sustained by His Word's power, and will be ever secure, made so by God's eternal promise.