A LIVING HOPE, Ron Ward
'BE HOLY BECAUSE I AM HOLY'
Passage: 1Peter 1:13~21
Key verse: 15
1. Be holy (13-16)
In light of God's salvation, Paul instructs his readers with two things they should do. First, we should put our hope in the grace of God, which will be fully revealed when Jesus comes again. Second, we should live different lives from what we did before we came to know God. We should not live in sin as the world does, but we should live holy lives. God is holy. As His children, we should be holy too.
2. Redeemed by the precious blood of Jesus (17-21)
Those who live as God's own should live as foreigners in this world, in reverent fear of God. We live as foreigners because we were not redeemed by the things of this world, such as silver or gold. We were redeemed by the precious blood of Jesus. It is through the blood of Jesus that we came to believe in God. Our faith and hope are in God.
Prayer: Lord, thank you for redeeming me in the precious blood of Jesus. You are holy. Help me to live a holy life as well.
One Word: Live a holy life