Great Plains Daily Devotional for 4/24/2023: 1 Peter 1:17-23

Today please be in prayer for

Elba UMC
Palmer UMC
Wolbach UMC
Prairie Rivers District
Clarks UMC
Pierce Chapel UMC
Prairie Rivers District
Guide Rock UMC
Red Cloud First UMC
Prairie Rivers District
Shickley UMC
Prairie Rivers District

Today's Lectionary Text

1 Peter 1:17-23

If you invoke as Father the one who judges impartially according to each person’s work, live in fear during the time of your exile. You know that you were ransomed from the futile conduct inherited from your ancestors, not with perishable things like silver or gold but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without defect or blemish. He was destined before the foundation of the world but was revealed at the end of the ages for your sake. Through him you have come to trust in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your trust and hope are in God.

Now that you have purified your souls by your obedience to the truth so that you have genuine mutual affection, love one another deeply from the heart. You have been born anew, not of perishable but of imperishable seed, through the living and enduring word of God.

Today's Devotional

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  • What do you think are the “perishable things like silver or gold” in our current life?  
  • What does Peter’s contrast of “perishable things like silver or gold” with “the precious blood of Christ” highlight?  
  • What does Peter’s statement, “Your faith and hope are set on God,” mean to you? What might it mean for your church community? 
  • How does what Peter said lead to his command to “love one another deeply from the heart” (v. 22)?  


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