As to this salvation, the prophets who prophesied of the grace that would come to you made careful searches and inquiries, seeking to know what person or time the Spirit of Christ within them was indicating as He predicted the sufferings of Christ and the glories to follow. It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves, but you, in these things which now have been announced to you through those who preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven—things into which angels long to look. 1 Peter 1:10-12
I’ve always wondered why the angels long to look into the Gospel. This implies that they don’t comprehend the Gospel. I’m sure that they can recite the Gospel message. The angels who serve God are holy. They have never broken the Law of God.
I have broken the Law of God. I am a sinner. I have stood ashamed before God. I understand my helpless state. Like Paul, I do what I don’t want to do and neglect acting the way I want to act.
The price for sin is death. Separation from God. Hell.
I deserve eternity in hell.
knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers, but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ. For He was foreknown before the foundation of the world, but has appeared in these last times for the sake of you who through Him are believers in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God. 1 Peter 1:18-21
From the foundation of the world, Jesus knew that I could not keep the Law. He knew that I could not earn my way to eternity with Him.
From before the creation of the world, Jesus decided that he would pay the price for my sins. For your sins.
That price cost Jesus everything. He shed His glory and entered the world as a baby of poor parents. Forever, Jesus became a man. Jesus roamed this earth for a short season teaching, preaching, healing, and serving.
In darkness He was seized. By firelight, He was denied. In courts, He was illegally tried. In silence, He bore the spittle, beatings, the cursings. In judgment, He was nailed to the cross, pierced through. In agony, He took on my sins, your sins, my sicknesses, your sicknesses. In relief, He declared “It is finished!”
In hopelessness, His followers buried Jesus.
In victory, Jesus rose from the dead.
In Jesus, the price is paid for my sin, your sin.
In Jesus, I choose to live.
Are you safe in Him?
My prayer for you:
Father, thank You that we can look into the meaning of the Gospel and understand to a small extent the price You paid to give Your Son to the world, so that we might live eternally with You. Thank You, Jesus, for becoming a man forever and then taking on the world’s sin. You who never knew sin, became sin. Oh, what an eternal price You paid! Thank You. Praise God, Wonderous LOVE!