1 Peter 1:10–12 –10 As to this salvation, the prophets who prophesied of the grace that would come to you made careful searches and inquiries, 11 seeking to know what person or time the Spirit of Christ within them was indicating as He predicted the sufferings of Christ and the glories to follow. 12 It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves, but you, in these things which now have been announced to you through those who preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven—things into which angels long to look.
This was the moment that eternity had been waiting for. The prophets spoke of it, the patriarchs lived for it, and the Words of God promised it. What was it? None other than the arrival of the Messiah, Jesus.
From the very beginning of the arrival of sin and its bondage, God has been working throughout time and space to usher in the Kingdom with no end. He has used the history of Israel, the imperfections of kings and kingdoms, and the consequences of disobedience to show all that self-righteousness is a trap. The wisdom from the Word tells us that “there is no one righteous” (Isaiah 64:10).
Peter reminds us that we are indeed blessed. We have what the prophets long ago sought to see with their own eyes. He boldly tells us that these prophets were not serving themselves, but us! We have the full revelation of the Word of God. We have the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. We have the complete gospel, the wisdom of the cross, and the hope of all mankind. We have the gospel, the truth and the glory of Christ, the “things into which angels long to look!”
Be encouraged, our Christ is coming again! When we look at the whole of God’s timeline and how He worked throughout the history of man, we will give Him the glory! In the meantime, we serve, we share, and we rejoice that the gospel can be a daily part of our lives!