God’s Grace in the Glory of Redemption - Notes in 1 Peter 1:10-12
Considering the text in the lens of Biblical history, would bring us all the way back to when God made the first promise of a Messiah. And it is so amazing for us to see (on this side of the cross) how God in His perfect wisdom and sovereign ways, displayed the glory of His redemptive plan.
Throughout Biblical history, God has used various agents in the fulfillment of His plan. He has used prophets, kings, shepherds, priests, angels, fishermen, high profile men and even persons whose name was never mentioned. But it is interesting to note that one of these agents, particularly the prophets, servants whom God used to deliver His message to His people; were never given the privilege to witness the fulfillment of God’s promise. They were individuals who had a closer encounter with God, but were not granted the once-in-a-lifetime experience of becoming eyewitnesses of God’s fulfilled plan in the promised Messiah. And that’s why; they were carefully inquiring and investigating as to the fulfillment of this plan. As a matter of fact, even the heavenly beings whose proximity to God is even much closer are also curious, as to how God’s plan of redemption would consummate.
How blessed we are, presently day believers. As the prophets of old were intrigued as to how God’s redemptive plan would unfold, we on the other hand, have the complete picture. Although we have not witnessed the earthly ministry of Christ and His suffering at the cross, yet we are privileged to have knowledge of His person and His work as revealed to us in His word. We have come to know that everything that Christ did and accomplished was a fulfillment of everything that was written of Him (1 Corinthians 15:3-4).
O the beauty of His perfect wisdom and eternal Sovereignty! But more importantly, the majesty of His grace! From Adam to Christ, and even until now, God’s grace has always been in full display.