1 Peter 1:10-12 – “Concerning this salvation, the prophets who prophesied about the grace that was to be yours searched and inquired carefully, inquiring what peson or time the Spirit of Christ in them was indicating when he predicted the sufferings of Christ and the subsequent glories. It was revealed to them that they were serving not themselves but you, in the things that have now been nnounced to you through those who preached the good news to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven, things into which angels long to look.”
“Concerning this salvation…the Spirit of Christ…” was the One directing “the prophets who prophesied…” about the coming Messiah, Jesus Christ.
The Holy Spirit, the “Spirit of Christ”, has been at work in our world from the beginning making God’s plan come to fruition even to Jesus’ death on the Cross.
This same Spirit lives in us today accomplishing God’s plan for us and for the world. We are His hands and feet by design. We were not His second choice. No this was God’s plan from the beginning starting with the patriarchs and the prophets. They were obedient to their calling “serving not themselves but you, in the things that have now been announced to you through those who preached the good news…” and we carry on that calling to preach the Good News as part of God’s plan for reconciling the world to Himself. The Father is still at work today in the same way. Amazing! To know that we are part of Your plan in this world and Your will for us will be accomplished!
Prayer: Father, may I be clay in Your hands that is easily molded to be a blessing to others. May I be listening to Your Spirit as he directs me to serve others, preach the Good News and live a life of obedience.