Today’s Reading: Ezekiel 47:1‐48:35, 1 Pet 2:11‐3:7, Psalm 119:49‐64, Proverbs 28:12‐13
Context: Peter instructs us to submit to authority. He ends this section by encouraging us to submit to God’s authority because of what he has done for us through Christ. “He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed” (2:24).
1 Peter 2:25 “For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.”
- You were straying like sheep
- But have now returned to the shepherd and overseer of your souls.
How is your soul this Thanksgiving? You can get a lot of family, friends, football and food and still end up empty inside. Do you know that by Christ’s wounds you have been healed? Have you spent time meditating on that and being thankful for it?
Apply: This Thanksgiving I want to return to the shepherd and Overseer of my soul. I want to meditate on the gift he as given me when he bore our sins in his body on the tree.
How can your family spend time returning to the shepherd and overseer of your souls today?