April 30, Reading 3 – 1 Peter 2:11-3:7

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SAA Notes

Isn’t it wonderful that a day is coming when God will visit us? Pray that He will visit us in revival, as well as looking for That Day when Jesus returns. There is much thought for husbands and wives here too.

SJA Notes

It is a very strange thought that the Holy God would (and could) suffer.

Here was the true (fully) man, the sinless lamb, the Son of God.

And He SUFFERED.

We remember that He was also the Son of Man. Fully God. Fully man.

The idea that the perfect God would suffer is mind-boggling.

The idea that the all-powerful-without-equal God could suffer is without doubt one of the greatest philosophical queries that we have.

Except we know the truth.

He did suffer.

As He was mistreated and laughed at by His creation (which He energises and continued to uphold). As He went to the cross and experienced the most painful (physical, mental, spiritual) suffering in history.

Our King was rejected by His Father.

For us!

“He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree,”

And, “By his wounds you have been healed.”

See how Peter harks back to Isaiah 53 here. We were like sheep gone astray.

But now have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of our souls.

* Father God,

Thank You for Jesus’ work, that He has called us back, that we who were once Your enemies are now counted as Your people.

Hallelujah, what a Saviour You are!

Amen.

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