“Of this salvation the prophets have inquired and searched carefully, who prophesied of the grace that would come to you.”
Of this salvation
The salvation mentioned in verse 9 was the object not only of the search of Peter’s generation, but also of the Old Testament prophets.
Luke 1:77 “To give knowledge of salvation to His people By the remission of their sins.”
The purpose of Jesus’ first coming was to forgive sins.
Acts 4:12 “Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other”
The Bible asserts that Jesus is the only way of salvation.
Romans 1:16 “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.”
It is God’s power that saves us.
Romans 10:10 “For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”
Faith in the suffering of Christ on the cross for our sins is God’s way of salvation.
Ephesians 1:13 “In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise.”
Trust, faith, believe are synonyms for the way to become a Christian.
2 Thessalonians 2:13 “But we are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God from the beginning chose you for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth.”
Revelation 7:10 “And crying out with a loud voice, saying, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!”
Revelation 19:1 “After these things I heard a loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying, ‘Alleluia! Salvation and glory and honor and power belong to the Lord our God!’”
From eternity God plans our salvation and by faith we receive it.
God plans salvation from eternity past. We can, therefore, can take assurance that our salvation was planned and prophesied centuries ago. It is liberating to know that we do not have to work for salvation but God offers it as a free gift (Ephesians 2:8,9).