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1 Peter 1:1-2 Devotional – Day 5

Hearing God’s Voice from His Word

James 4:8 says, “Come near to God and he will come near to you.”
Take a moment and turn your attention to God. Tell God that you desire to trust and obey Him. Ask God to speak to you from His word.

Psalm of the Day

Psalm 40:1-3 I waited patiently for the Lord, and he turned to me and heard my cry for help. 2 He brought me up from a desolate pit, out of the muddy clay, and set my feet on a rock, making my steps secure. 3 He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and they will trust in the Lord.
Read the entire Psalm

I waited patiently for the Lord. God is in no hurry to act. His actions are always perfect in their time and in the effect. He is deliberate and turns and hears when people cry to Him. Take an extra moment now to just wait for the Lord. Tell God that you will wait and hope in Him. He is worth waiting for because he is perfect goodness and truth. 

1 Peter 1:1-2 – Christian Standard Bible
1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ:

To those chosen, living as exiles dispersed abroad in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, chosen 2 according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to be obedient and to be sprinkled with the blood of Jesus Christ.

May grace and peace be multiplied to you.

The Christian Standard Bible. Copyright © 2017 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission. Christian Standard Bible®, and CSB® are federally registered trademarks of Holman Bible Publishers, all rights reserved.

Having God’s Ear through Prayer

    • Express thanksgiving to God.
    • Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal sin to you.
    • Confess your sin to Him and receive forgiveness.
      (1 John 1:9 “If we confess our sin He is faithful and just and will forgive our sins.”)
    • Bring your personal requests to God.
      (Psalm 62:8 “Pour out your heart before God”)
    • Pray for someone in your small group.
    • Join with others from River and pray for those suffering in Ukraine. Ask God to bring an end to the war there.

Living as God’s People by applying the Bible 

Scripture Reflection from the Sermon
Who can you offer the blessing of God’s grace and peace to today? Philemon 1:6 says that if we are active in sharing our faith, we are going to have a fuller understanding of every good thing we have in Christ. This could mean sharing the gospel with those who are far from God, and it could also mean sharing the gospel with people who already have relationship with him. In the latter case it means a reminder of the gospel. Actively and intentionally reminding others of all we have in Christ can serve to remind ourselves of the same.


Send an email, or a text, or make a phone call communicating your desire and prayer that God’s grace and peace will be multiplied in someone’s life today.

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