Read 1 Peter 1:18-2:10.
Reflect on the following questions.
(vs. 1:18 -22)
- What are you redeemed from?
- How are you redeemed?
- How did we become children of the same family?
- How is the Word described? What is its importance to the family?
- How should brothers (sisters) treat each other?
- Can we disagree with each other and still have sincere love for each other?
- Describe how children of God are like new born babies.
- In the building analogy what is the difference between Jesus and us?
- How was Jesus treated? What was the result? What does that say to us, if we are part of the same building?
- Why is it valuable to have different kinds of stone when you’re building? How does that work in our church? Amongst the women?
- What are the privileges of priests?
- What are the responsibilities of priests?
- How do other people view priests?
- How should priests live in relation to other priests?
- How should priests live in relations to other people?
(vs. 2:9 -10)
- How are citizens described?
- How does ownership of something increase its value? How does this work with Christians who are "owned" by God?
- Where should Christians find their source of self-worth? Where do you usually try to find it?
- What nation are we part of?
- What responsibilities do we have toward each other as fellow citizens of God’s nation? What happens when citizens fight with each other?
- What is our responsibility to other people?
- What are Peter’s reasons for maintaining harmony and unity?
I love verse 9-10; through Christ’s saving love we become part of the royal family—we are bought with a price; we are chosen to be His children; we come from dark into light! He makes us holy (sets us apart) to do His work. We receive mercy!!
Pray about these things.