Thursday, April 30 Scripture & Devotional
1 Peter 3:18-22 New International Version (NIV)
18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit. 19 After being made alive, He went and made proclamation to the imprisoned spirits— 20 to those who were disobedient long ago when God waited patiently in the days of Noah while the ark was being built. In it only a few people, eight in all, were saved through water, 21 and this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also—not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a clear conscience toward God. It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ, 22 who has gone into heaven and is at God’s right hand—with angels, authorities and powers in submission to Him.
Q. What was the purpose of Christ’s sufferings?
Q. How does the flood of Noah’s day compare to the symbolism of baptism today? What is the significance of water baptism to you?
Q. How significant is it to know that Christ ascended above all angels, authorities and powers? Praise Him today for who He is!