1 Peter 1:17-21 Remembering
“And if you call on him as Father who judges impartially according to each one’s deeds, conduct yourselves with fear throughout the time of your exile, knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable thing such as silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot. He was foreknown before the foundation of the world but was made manifest in the last times for the sake of you who through him are believers in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your fiath and hope are in God.”
Remember where I came from and at what a price I was redeemed. Never forget.
“…if you call on him as Father…” the “if you” is all important. There is a sense of expectation here. There is an expected conduct from us who name the Father as our God. I am to conduct myself while here on earth in a way that is pleasing and respectful to my God and Savior.
What motivates me? Remembering the great sacrifice, “the precious blood of Christ…” shed for me, buying me from the slave block of sin and giving me an inheritance in God’s family. How great is my salvation! What a gift! “…so that your faith and hope are in God.”
Remember, remember, remember. Think on these things…
- The Plan. From eternity
- The Purpose. My redemption and reconciliation with God for His glory.
- The Power. God on the throne. It’s been happening, it is happening, and it will happen!
The perfect plan executed by a perfect God promises me a perfect future.