1 Peter Manuscript

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1 Peter Manuscript 

This week I decided to start doing a little something different in my devotional times.

I am currently studying the letter of 1 Peter, and as I was reading I was convicted by him saying that “concerning this salvation, the prophets, who spoke of the grace that was to come to you, searched intently and with the greatest care, trying to find out the time and circumstances to which the Spirit of Christ in them was pointing when he predicted the sufferings of the Messiah and the glories that would follow ” (1 Peter 1:10).

The reason why I was so convicted is that I realized that I do not search intentionally or with greatest care the word of God. Although I can say that the time I spend in the word of God is more consistent and frequent than ever before in my life, I tend to read quickly and sometimes distractedly. Many times I will be able to tell you the general idea of what I read, but most of the times I can’t really communicate the amazing wonders found in the Scripture.

So I began to wonder…how would it have looked like for individuals in the Old and New Testament as they sought intentionally and with great care to understand the mysteries of the promised Savior? Then I remembered the hand written scrolls passed on by generations. Scrolls copied over and over again, to ensure the new generations could know what the Lord had spoken.

I remembered that the letters in the New Testament were read in the church’s gatherings and that they were most likely read over and over. I imagine that even today, in the parts of the world where the word of God is forbidden, Christians memorize Scripture and repeat it to themselves and others; letting each word sink and impact their daily lives. I forget (and I forget very often) how precious the word of God is. I am ungrateful for the access I have to read the Bible. And most of the time I do not desire the word of God, but I want to.

I want the word of God to impact my life. I want to rest secure in the promise of my Salvation. And more than anything I want to love the Lord my God with all my heart, with all my soul and with all my strength (Deut. 6:5). To love him, I must know him; and to know him, I must spend time in Scripture.

Here is where the change in my devotional time happened. I decided that in addition to reading the Bible, I wanted to write it. I hope that one day I can have my own hand-written copy of the Bible. Although it seems like an unreachable task, I want every word of Scripture to be close to my heart, I want every word inspired by God to become real and tangible in my daily life.

Now, I believe this is a desire and a task God has set in my heart, and do not mean to bring any condemnation or frustration on anyone’s life. I just want to encourage you to reflect in your own life, and ask God how can you love his word better? How can the word of God impact you daily and change your life? And then just go and do it. However it looks like, the ultimate purpose is to know and to love our Lord Jesus Christ.

6 responses to “1 Peter Manuscript”

  1. Beautifully written and what an amazing attitude to have… to earnestly desire to know and love God’s word. May this be all of our hearts desire. God Bless!

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    • Felicidades Fernie, estoy segura que la palabra de Dios impactará grandemente tu vida, la de tu esposo, hijos y todos los que te rodean porque la palabra tiene vida y en abundancia. Te Amo Momma


      • Gracias mami! Amo que la palabra de Dios es fiel para corregir, instruir y acercarnos mas a el!


    • Thank you for reading Ariana! I continue to pray that God gives us more and more of a desire to spend time in his word and that it transforms us as He says it will!


  2. I have begun in the past few years to write from Scripture daily too. I don’t write whole chapters, but I read a chapter each day, write some of it, then write thoughts etc from the passage. I’ve found writing especially beneficial because of s-l-o-w-s me down…..so I *have* to stop and think. It’s been great! Lovely yo ‘meet’ you
    Anne x

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    • Anne- lovely to meet you as well! I have to agree, the slowing down part is one of my favorite parts. It takes time to write so it allows me to spend more time in the word of God and being engaged in understanding it! I also have found fascinating that through slowing down and writing them, they feel so much more like letters (as they were written) and have so much more impact on my heart. It’s like my brain goes ‘woaaah’! I have truly enjoyed developing this habit. Tell me more about your Scripture writing, how do you select which verses you write?


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