Today’s Reading | 1 Peter 2:4-12
Did anything you read today in this passage make you think of yesterday’s reading? Look at the words, “but now.” In today’s reading, Peter talks more about our lives before we came to faith in Christ. Whom does he say we were before we trusted Christ? We were insignificant. We had nothing and were nothing. But now, we are the people of God. We have gone from being insignificant to being children of the King. He also tells us that before Christ we were objects of God’s wrath. We were sinners in need of forgiveness. But now, we have received mercy and our sins have been forgiven since we, by faith, trusted Christ. Therefore, according to verse eleven, we should live as aliens in this world. In light of what God has done, we need to abstain from sinful desires. We should live such good lives that, even though the world accuses us of wrong doing, they still see our good deeds and glorify God. Our lives were empty because we were not the people of God and had not received mercy. But now our lives are full because we are the people of God and have found mercy through Jesus Christ. Circle the words “but now” in these verses.
Observation: What do I see?
Interpretation: What does it mean?
Application: How does it apply to me?
Implementation: What do I do?