2 FEBRUARY 2018 – 1 Peter 2:4-8 (NIV)

2 FEBRUARY 2018 – 1 Peter 2:4-8 (NIV)

Scripture

As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him— you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.  – Emphasis added

Reflection

We, God’s people, are a “spiritual house” but what is a spiritual house? A spiritual house is a house that is suited for the Spirit. A house that is perfectly designed for the Spirit to live and where the Spirit lives there is truth; He bears witness to the truth. We are also described as a “holy priesthood” offering up spiritual sacrifices. The sacrifices of praise, thanksgiving, love and acts of kindness which are inspired by and created by the Spirit. Later in verse 9 of the same chapter we are also described as a holy nation, a chosen race and a people of God’s possession. We are all of these things so that we can show a watching world that God can turn darkness into light, sorrow into joy and mourning into dancing! (Ps. Dale).

Thoughts for the day

  • What does this passage tell us about God, the Holy Spirit and people?
  • What do you feel God is telling you through this passage?
  • What is one way you can apply this truth to your life today?
  • Who can you encourage with this story/message?

Prayer

Pray for the paid staff at SCF: Pastor Dale, Eileen, Su, Josh, Pst Zach, Huiyuan and Con (full time volunteer).

 

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Con Loggenberg - Discipleship Director
Con Loggenberg is the Discipleship Director at Shanghai Community Fellowship (SCF) and a graduate of University of Pretoria, South Africa and South African Theological Seminary. He and his Texan wife, and twin boys live in Shanghai, China.