Sunday, October 20, 2013

Day 294, October 21 - 1 Peter 1

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13 Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 14 As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, 15 but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, 16 since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”


  1. 8 Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, 9 obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

    10 Concerning this salvation, the prophets who prophesied about the grace that was to be yours searched and inquired carefully, 11 inquiring what person or time the Spirit of Christ in them was indicating when he predicted the sufferings of Christ and the subsequent glories. 12 It was revealed to them that they were serving not themselves but you, in the things that have now been announced to you through those who preached the good news to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven, things into which angels long to look.

    Wow. Did I read this before? Why is it that I can read the Bible over and over and still see completely new things?

    First, on loving that which we cannot see...that is faith in a nutshell. But, even though we can't see him in the physical sense, we see him all around us everyday if we just open our eyes.

    Second, on the part about the prophets, I never really thought about the fact that they were serving us by making sure they understood exactly what the Holy Spirit was telling them. But, of course this was so important! Without them, how would we have known for sure that Jesus was the true Messiah?

    Very inspiring today!

    1. It is so cool how God's Word speaks to us. Good stuff in Chapter 2 too!

  2. 1 Peter 1
    10 The prophets carefully researched and investigated this salvation. Long ago they spoke about God’s kindness that would come to you. 11 So they tried to find out what time or situation the Spirit of Christ kept referring to whenever he predicted Christ’s sufferings and the glory that would follow. 12 God revealed to the prophets that the things they had spoken were not for their own benefit but for yours. What the prophets had spoken, the Holy Spirit, who was sent from heaven, has now made known to you by those who spread the Good News among you. These are things that even the angels want to look into.