The envy of angels

Re: Verse reading–1 Peter 1:1-12 (day one)
“Concerning this salvation, the prophets. . .searched intently. . .trying to find out the time and circumstances to which the Spirit of Christ in them was pointing. . .Even angels long to look into these things.”  (v 10-12)  It is hard to appreciate the privileges we have as Christ-followers.  Hard to realize the honor it is to serve Him in this day, to be included in His mind. (1 Corinthians 2:16)  Scripture describes the prophets searching intently for the truths that we now take for granted.  Even angels, says Peter, long to look into these things with the free access that we have as children of God.  This being true, how do we justify the excuses we give for not learning God’s word, walking with His Spirit?  How ungrateful of us! . . not to dig into His word, not to learn obedience by the things suffered. (Hebrews 5:8).  Salvation is not a path to avoid.  It is a privilege to embrace.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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