“Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers” 1 Peter 1:18
Yesterday, I made it clear that Jesus had a choice. He was not a robot or a programmed machine. He could have turned back and said No, but I am glad He did not. What a love! Indeed, an amazing love. Every day we should think of the finished work of Calvary and thank Him who paid such a price.
Apostle Peter, who walked the streets with Jesus, who saw Him in His humanity – he saw Him display all levels of emotions, saw the intense weight of the cross penned our scripture for today. Put yourself in the shoes of Apostle Peter, then you will understand the weight of that scripture. He took time to remind us that we were not redeemed with corruptible things. No amount of silver or gold or any other precious stone can be compared to the price Jesus paid for our salvation.
He did not stop at that, in verse 22, he calls us to extend the love of Christ to others. How else can you extend this love but by sharing the good news of salvation to a dying world? Look around you, who can you witness to around you? Many times, when churches have programs, you see believers inviting other believers to the program. Thank God for the believers, but where are the unbelievers? The reason for the invitation is to introduce Jesus to them. Enough of believers moving from church to church, it is time to populate the kingdom. Go into your world and tell them about the amazing love of Jesus.
There is so much pain and tension in the world. Many are dying today in bitterness and frustration. Don’t let it happen, share the love of Jesus with them. Let the light of the gospel shine in your world and see the difference.
Further Reading: 1 Peter 1: 18-22
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Judges 9-10; Evening- Luke 5:17-39