MONDAY, JULY 19
Scripture: 1 Peter 2:18-24
In 1 Peter 2:18-24 Peter encouraged his listeners to be very, very Priestly. He talked about Jesus enduring grief and suffering wrongfully. He reminded the listener that when Jesus was reviled, he did not revile in return. When He suffered He did not threaten. The real question we have to ask ourselves is did Peter have to go Kingly as well as Priestly? Peter preached the Priestly Savior but did not hesitate in demonstrating the Kingly Judge when his mission was threatened. Our problem is how we have interpreted Scripture. We have preached only the Priestly passages and excluded the theology of the Kingly Judge crippling the church and forfeiting salt! For the last fifty years, the church has emphasized “turn-the-other-cheek” Christianity. The problem is, we have “turned-the-other-cheek” so many times, we are losing our nation! Both Peter and Paul would be stunned by our lack of salt!