Verse: 1 Peter 1:10-12
10 Concerning this salvation, the prophets, who spoke of the grace that was to come to you, searched intently and with the greatest care, 11 trying to find out the time and circumstances to which the Spirit of Christ in them was pointing when he predicted the sufferings of the Messiah and the glories that would follow. 12 It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves but you, when they spoke of the things that have now been told you by those who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven. Even angels long to look into these things.
This salvation we have been offered, been given, is a gift. The way Peter writes about It here can only hint at the majesty and power of this gift. Prophets have longed to understand it. Writers of the scriptures have long anticipated it. And angels long to look into it.
But you and I—we have been given it. What an incredible gift.
His salvation frees us from the power of our own sin, our own rebellion against God. It breaks the power of sin that drags us down and makes us less than we were created to be. It frees us from that power that wars against our souls and tries to destroy who God has made us to be.
His salvation cleanses us from the shame and guilt of sin. 1 John tells us that it cleanses us from all unrighteousness. The shame of letting God, others, and ourselves down—it cleanses us. The guilt of doing what we know we shouldn’t, or not doing what we know we should—it cleanses us.
His salvation makes us new again! He tells us that we become a new creation, the old has gone! He sets before us a promise of who we can be in Him. He makes a way for us to live in the fullness of life and not in the pseudo-life that is offered to us without Christ. He renews and restores our passion and our hope for the future. In his salvation we find an eternal hope for all that God can do in and through us.
We could go on couldn’t we!?
This is why David says in Psalm 51:12, “Restore to me the joy of your salvation!” This morning my prayer for you and I is that we can take a moment and remember the joy of his salvation that he has given us as a free gift. What a gift. What an incredible gift that we enjoy. Let us rejoice and be glad in it!
I stand in awe of the gift you have given me Lord. My heart is full of praise to you!
Author: Christian Dunn