2Peter 1:1, Hebrews 2:3 Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Savior Jesus Christ: *How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him.
The Christ that lives in us is the Christ that many prophets of old prophesied about and longed to see in their lifetime. This Christ, the One that John the Baptist said he was not even qualified to untie His shoes, is living on the inside of you. Interestingly, in Matthew 11:11, Jesus declared that John the Baptist was greater than anyone born of a woman. However, Christ also said that the least of us in His Kingdom is greater than John the Baptist. Our salvation was not cheap at all. It cost Jesus abandoning all His glory in Heaven to be born and to live on this earth. He also to suffered and died a shameful death for us. Our salvation is great and our faith is precious. We are most privileged to be offered such a great salvation by grace through faith. We should also consider ourselves privileged to be loved by God in this way.
1Peter 2:9-10 says, but ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light: Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy. Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul. As we celebrate the coming of Christ this season, reflect on how incredibly special your salvation is and live your life in a way that reflects your appreciation of this great love and privilege that has been given to you by God through Christ.
Prayer Focus: Thank God for His special love and grace that has brought you salvation. Thank God for the privilege to have Christ live in you and to have a relationship with Him.