1 Peter 1:22-2:3 – Longing for the Word

Are you growing in your faith? Do you care if you’re not? Have you become satisfied with a little bit of Bible knowledge and a little bit of doctrinal understanding? Have you stopped feeding on the spiritual food of God’s grace even though that grace has not yet come anywhere near to finishing its work in you? Do you hunger for the grace you’ve been given to continue to do its transforming work in the place where there’s evidence that there’s more work to be done? Are you satisfied with being a little more religious or a little more spiritual? Could it be that you claim to be a believer, but are satisfied to have parts of your life shaped by other values? Does your relationship with God really shape the way you think about and act in your marriage, in your friendships, in your parenting, in your job, in your finances, as a citizen or neighbor, in your private pursuits, or in your secret thoughts and desires? As you examine yourself, you are able to be satisfied in places where God is not? Are you pursuing the grace that you’ve been given because you know that you regularly demonstrate that you are not yet a grace graduate?

Be honest today – Are you that ravenous baby who can’t get enough of his mother’s milk or the person who should be mature enough to digest solid food, but isn’t ready? Remember, you don’t have to defend yourself or deny the evidence; the grace of Jesus has freed you from that. The cross of Jesus welcomes you to be honest because all the places where you need to be honest have been covered by the blood of Jesus. And remember too that it takes grace to admit how you still need grace. That grace is yours in Jesus.

Paul Tripp

Read 1 Peter 1:22-2:3. Where can you grow in your love for the Word? What practical steps can you take to encourage growth in this area?

Posted on: October 20, 2016 - 10:00PM

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