[1 Peter Devo Challenge Day #5]
You know those days were you get to sleep in and wake up feeling refreshed and ready to take on the world? I could get used to this life.
Let’s jump right in to 1 Peter 1:10-12
“This salvation was something even the prophets wanted to know more about when they prophesied about this gracious salvation prepared for you. They wondered what time or situation the Spirit of Christ was talking about when He told them in advance about Christ’s suffering and His great glory afterward. They were told that their messages were not for themselves but for you. And now this good news has been announced to you by those who those who preached in the power of the Holy Spirit sent from heaven. It is all so wonderful that even the angels are eagerly watching these things happen.” -1 Peter 1:10-12
Can you imagine hearing something about an antidote being created in about 400 years into the future to save all of humanity from death? A million years ago, these few people of faith heard a strange message from God about a man that was going to die, rise again and in the process give salvation to a hopeless and doomed world. What good news! They were so excited that they wondered if they were going to see when all of this was going to take place but many of them died still wondering when and how the world was going to be saved by this man named Jesus. That is how important and how powerful the death and resurrection of Jesus is and the gift of salvation that comes to play. These people anticipated the coming of Jesus knowing he was the antidote.
Our world is broken. Everywhere you see people who are struggling with their inner self, becoming zombie-like, feeling no hope, trying to stuff the “God void” of their hearts with many things and headed towards eternal death and punishment. However, we are blessed to be in a time where salvation is a free gift and is available to us due to a life changing experience where an innocent man suffered on a cross and rose from the dead as a sacrifice so that we could have a relationship with God without having to go to a priest or killing an animal. Jesus became the bridge to be with God forever.
If one defines salvation, they might phrase it as a deliverance from punishment. We were headed towards death and punishment but with a gift of salvation, we get to experience the riches and fullness of life with Christ for eternity. Jesus was the sacrifice so we could come to God. This salvation is for you.
Prayer: Lord, thank you for dying on the cross to deliver us from a painful eternity of punishment and covering us with the gift of salvation. In you we have life. I ask that you would continue to walk with us and guide us through life. Give us strength. You are my hope, my rock and my salvation. All praise, honor and glory to your name Jesus. Amen.
Day #5 Completed.
Have a beautiful day!