Read the New Testament in a year, one chapter a day, five days a week

Day 154/260: Read 1 Peter 1

Peter writes, “Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; as obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance; but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, ‘Be holy, for I am holy.’”

Why are Christians different from the world? Because the child of God has “an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you.” Those who are of the world do not have that same hope of future heavenly riches.

How are Christians different from the world? Are we making it up as we go along? Or does God provide inspired instructions of how to live holy like Him? “Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart, having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever.”

We live different because we have the hope of an incorruptible inheritance in eternity; we love different because we have faithfully obeyed His enduring Word.

Are you living and loving as Christ lived and loved?

Memory (Fill in the blanks)

Matthew 26:28. “For this is the blood of the new ______________, which is shed for many for the ______________ of sins.”

Pray

Pray for strength through the various trials and griefs of this life; pray for guidance in living holy as God calls you to live.

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