Passage: 1Peter 1:10~12  

Key verse: 12a

1. More privileged than the prophets

The prophets were the great men of the Old Testament. They knew God and they knew his ways of working. They knew that he would keep his promises to David and Abraham to send the Savior; they knew that the Christ must suffer and be glorified. They longed to see him. We can know the grace of God's forgiveness through the death and resurrection of Jesus. We can know personally the greatness of his power and love. The prophets who looked forward to these days were really serving us when they wrote about him.

2. More privileged than angels

Jesus did not come as an angel. He came as a man, and he lived among men. He came to be our friend and our mediator before the Father. Angels can never really know him or experience his grace and his saving love.

Prayer: Lord, thank you for the great privilege of serving these times--my own generation--with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

One Word: The greatest privilege--to know Jesus