Since you call on a Father who judges each person’s work impartially, live out your time as foreigners here in reverent fear. For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors,but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect. He was chosen before the creation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for your sake. Through him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him, and so your faith and hope are in God.
1 Peter 1:17-21
These few verses have really been “messed with” over the years! I used to read terror into them, as though they were a serious threat of hellfire, but these days, I’ve changed my view. Let’s bear in mind what Peter has been telling us up to this point. Recall that he has…
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