Thursday, May 27, 2010

Daily - 5/27/10

1 Peter 2:2-12

2 like newborn infants, long for pure spiritual milk so that through it you may grow into salvation,

3 for you have tasted that the Lord is good.

4 Come to him, a living stone, rejected by human beings but chosen and precious in the sight of God,

5 and, like living stones, let yourselves be built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

9 But you are "a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people of his own, so that you may announce the praises" of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

10 Once you were "no people" but now you are God's people; you "had not received mercy" but now you have received mercy.

11 Beloved, I urge you as aliens and sojourners to keep away from worldly desires that wage war against the soul.

12 Maintain good conduct among the Gentiles, so that if they speak of you as evildoers, they may observe your good works and glorify God on the day of visitation.

I really like this passage. In a nutshell it describes the process that occurs when we "wake up" and truly make a connection with Christ. Once that happens, we find ourselves longing for Christ. We are spiritual infants, and we need to be fed.

Peter then tells us to come to the Lord as living stones, so that he can use us to build a spiritual house. This involves giving ourselves over to God so that his will (not ours) be done. If we do that, we become bricks for him to use.

That's beautiful, and that's how it works.