Prophets, speaking for God …

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 the Messiah 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” (1 Peter 1:10-12).

The prophets were speaking for God – but they didn’t have a full understanding of all that He gave them to say to the people of their time. Some of their words were for people of future generations – “It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves but you … ” They were given a glimpse into the future that God was planning. They may not have grasped all that God was saying to them and through them – but they did point to a future that would be a fuller and more wonderful demonstration of God’s great salvation. We thank God for the prophets – and follow the direction of their words, as we look beyond them to Jesus Christ, our Saviour

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