1 Peter 1:10-12

1 Kings 20

  • 10.
  • Concerning this salvation, the prophets, who spoke of the grace that was to come to you, searched intently and with the greatest care,
  • 11.
  • trying to find out the time and circumstances to which the Spirit of Christ in them was pointing when he predicted the sufferings of Christ and the glories that would follow.
  • 12.
  • It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves but you, when they spoke of the things that have now been told you by those who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven. Even angels long to look into these things.

6 responses to “1 Peter 1:10-12

  1. This is an example of how our understanding comes from God and we can not understand His truth or His plan except the Spirit witnesses truth to us.

    Prophets were given a message, but they did not understand it. They did not know the time to which it pertained and they did not understand the way that salvation would work. They knew that Christ would come and would have to suffer, but they did not understand salvation. The message had been revealed to them, but not the meaning.

    Angels live at the throne of God and know some of His ways and truths that have not been revealed to us, yet they can not comprehend salvation. They are obeying God and carrying out His will, but they understand that humans have an understanding of salvation that they can never possess. God has not revealed the truth of salvation to them by the Holy Spirit, so they can not comprehend.

    We need to repeatedly thank God for the mercy and the grace by which we are saved and for the Spirit that reveals His truths to us.

  2. Part Two:

    This passage sheds light on the Scriptures, “Ever learning, but never coming to the knowledge of….”

    These prophets studied and searched but never understood the mystery of salvation because it was not revealed to them. I am not saying that we should not study and learn about Christ, but I am saying that without His revelation, we will never gain understanding.

  3. I agree with what Rick wrote. They were trying to understand the Scripture, but did not have a complete understanding of what was to come and how it was to be accomplished. I think this is a reminder to us that not only do we have to ask the Holy Spirit to reveal God’s truths to our hearts, but we have to try to put ourselves in the place where God CAN speak to us through the Holy Spirit. We are probably not going to get a sudden revelation of God’s truth while we are at the beach instead of at church on a Sunday morning or something like that. If we are always on the myspace or playing ps or whatever, then the Holy Spirit cannot get through the other stuff occupying our minds to speak to us.

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