January 11, 1 Peter 1:10-12
The doctrine of “salvation by faith in Jesus Christ”was no new doctrine when the apostle Peter wrote this epistle. e prophets in the Old Testament had foretold the coming of Christ. Isaiah 53 was a whole chapter on a suffering Messiah who would die for the sins of His people. However, those prophets did not have the privilege of knowing what the New Testament would contain, but we have the benefit of having that revealed to us!
To the apostles, eyewitnesses of the actual ministry of Jesus, were given the glorious opportunity of reporting what they had seen and heard. Today, the New Testament we hold in our hands is perhaps valued and treasured a lot less than it is worth. Why? We can buy a bible easily. Bibles are not expensive and many Christian homes have more than one. However, how much of the bible is read and loved? How many of us study and apply the truths in our lives? How much time do you spend reading and studying the bible? How consistent is your Quiet Time? The privilege of the truth carries with it the responsibility of following the Word.
What did the three wise men know about Christ?
The wise men knew that the unusual star they had seen meant that an important person is born.
They knew that the important person is _______________ (Matthew 2:2) but they did not know that He is also the _______________(1 John 4:14).
Thought: Privilege brings responsibility.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank You for giving me Your holy Word. Help me to treasure it, read it daily, and more importantly, to apply the truths in my life so that others can see little changes in me. This I pray in Jesus’ name, amen.