Our Great Salvation

Jul 06, 2014 By: Matthew Delany Series: 1 Peter Scripture: 1 Peter 1:10-13
In verses 3-9 of 1 Peter chapter 1, Peter bursts forth with his glorious doxology wherein he reminds them (and us) of what God’s great grace and mercy has produced in our lives – namely, a living hope, a promised resurrection, an imperishable inheritance reserved in heaven , a “divine guard” of our faith, and a faith in these promises that must produce an inexpressible joy in our lives, even in the midst of these great trials. Peter’s exultation in God’s great salvation doesn’t stop here. This week as we look at verses 10-13, we will see how Peter wants us to know that this amazing salvation was: 1) long awaited. The prophets such as Isaiah, Jeremiah, Daniel and Zechariah searched diligently into what God was revealing about the coming Messiah, for they longed to know who this Messiah was and when he would come. 2) prepared for you. The prophets knew that they were instruments of God to “prepare the way” for the Messiah which we now have full revelation of in the person and work of Jesus Christ. 3) anticipated by the angels. This salvation which you have received by grace and the power of the Holy Spirit is one that even the heavenly angels know nothing of; yet they long to know of it.