Advice, Child Raising, Child Rearing, Direction, Grace, Inspirational, Mentoring, Salvation

LOOK HARD

1 PETER 1:10

“As to this salvation, the prophets who prophesied of the grace that would come to you made careful searches and inquiries,”

Have you ever searched hard for something? Once I searched and searched for my cell phone, only to finally find it in a trash bag inside my trash can by the curb awaiting the trash truck. If I had been a little slower or had given up, my cell phone would be part of landfill right now. Some things are worth an extensive search.

Our salvation has been talked about and prophesied about for centuries. Peter tells us in today’s verse that the prophets “made careful searches.” The Greek word for that phrase only occurs here and focuses on the end-result of the searching or the fulfillment of salvation. This can also be called the unique glorification in a believer’s life. The prophets knew it was worth searching.

APPLICATION

Hide and Seek! Do your kids love to play? Let me ask you a question. If you played hide and seek with them, would you stop looking for them? Would you seek for an hour? How about 2 hours? Of course, you would seek until you found them. You wouldn’t forget they were hiding and go on with your life.

Our salvation isn’t hiding. Peter isn’t saying that. But we are always learning more about it. As we seek God, we learn more about Him. Those are the principles of this search your children need to know. Encourage them to keep searching. Help them discover more of Jesus every day.

Are you searching? Are you seeking? God wants you to do that. He is ready to reveal more of Himself and more of your salvation. The more you search, the more you learn. The more you learn, the closer you are to Him. Seek and you shall find.

Lord, I am thankful You aren’t hiding from me. You want to be seen and discovered. Help me see You clearly.

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