The Pilgrim's Grace: The Good News Shared
Scripture: 1 Peter 1:10–1:12
Key Truth: We have the benefit of living out the Gospel in full which the prophets only saw in part and the angels long to see come to fruition.
What are you spending your time investing in, learning, and cultivating for your growth and betterment?
“The prophets picture the restoration of all that had been lost: the land, the temple, the sacrifices, the priesthood. But the restoration does not look back to recover the past; it looks forward to God’s final renewal. God’s fulfillment will transform everything….Eden will be restored, and more: God will make a new creation where peace will be universal and darkness will be gone.”
Edmund Clowney, The Message of 1 Peter: The Way of the Cross
The Prophets’ Service and the Angels’ Longing: The Gospel of Jesus Christ:
1 Peter 1:10-12
“It is one of the more glorious teachings of Scripture that God planned in advance the grace that was to come to Christians….God’s revelation to the prophets therefore concerned this great plan in which he would eventually reveal the depth of his faithful loving mercy towards men and women living in sin and under his judgment. Here Peter assumes, as do all the New Testament writers, that the prophets of the Old Testament foretold the coming of Christ, the age of the New Covenant, and the time when God’s salvation would be fully revealed on earth.”
Paul Gardner, 1 & 2Peter & Jude: Christian Living in an Age of Suffering
What are some ways that you have benefitted by living out the Gospel in full? What fruit has been born in your life from this?
1 Peter 1:10-12 teaches us that:
- we have the benefit of living out the Gospel in full which the prophets only saw in part and the angels long to see come to fruition
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.”
1 Peter 5:6-11
More in The Pilgrim Letters: 1 & 2 Peter
November 18, 2018The Pilgrim's Future Hope (Part 2): Growth in Grace and Knowledge of Jesus Christ
November 11, 2018The Pilgrim’s Future Hope (Part 1): The Lord’s Redemptive Patience
November 4, 2018The Pilgrim’s Warning (Part 2): Beware Worldly Re-entanglement