but the precious blood of Christ —
who like a spotless, unblemished lamb
was sacrificed for us...
This was part of God’s plan!
Today's Scripture: 1 Peter 1:13-21
There is no story of love that portrays patience as much as the birth and the death of Christ does. In today’s scripture, Peter writes in verses 18-21,
For you know that your lives were ransomed once and for all from the empty and futile way of life handed down from generation to generation. It was not a ransom payment of silver and gold, which eventually perishes,
but the precious blood of Christ—who like a spotless, unblemished lamb was sacrificed for us.
This was part of God’s plan, for he was chosen and destined for this before the foundation of the earth was laid, but he has been made manifest in these last days for you.
It is through him that you now believe in God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him, so that you would fasten your faith and hope in God alone.1 Peter 1:18-21 TPT
These verses show us that God had thought of us before we even had capacities to think. Not only did he think of us, he also ensured that Christ was sacrificed for you and me so that we “would fasten [our] faith and hope in God alone.” In the natural, when someone thinks about you and what you would need ahead of time, there’s a feeling of ecstasy that wells up in you. It feels great to be in someone’s thoughts, especially when they do just what you need e.g. make a meal before you even realize that you were hungry. In the same way, it was all part of God’s plan to create a great life for you before the foundation of the earth was laid. After doing that, he waited for you to be born. Isn’t God the master of great surprises?
Remember Romans 8:29-30, ” 29 For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son, so that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.30 And having chosen them, he called them to come to him. And having called them, he gave them right standing with himself. And having given them right standing, he gave them his glory” (NLT).
Confession: Thank you Lord for waiting for me and thinking of me ahead of time.