Live Like Jesus

1 Peter 3:13 (MEV): Who is he who will harm you if you follow that which is good? This is a rhetorical question. One that Peter asks knowing the obvious answer. For us believers, as the previous citation of Psalms 34 teaches--the eyes of the Lord on the righteous, and He's set His face against …

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Jesus as Stones

1 Peter 2:4–5 (MEV): Coming to Him as to a living stone who is rejected by men, but chosen by God and precious, you also, as living stones, are being built up into a spiritual house as a holy priesthood to offer up spiritual sacrifices that are acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. Peter presents …

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It’s Time to Take in Jesus and Put Away the Former Things

1 Peter 2:1 (MEV): Therefore put away all wickedness, deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking. Because of all the things Peter addresses previously, we ought willfully live differently. That means putting away the former things we did by habit. That different way of living would have us to rid ourselves of wickedness in any …

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Foreordained Before Creation

1 Peter 1:20 (MEV): He was foreordained before the creation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for you. It's important to think of it like I titled it. He was foreordained before creation. He wasn't created or made. Just that Jesus being the Savior was set in place before the first …

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Those Who are Sanctified are All of One

1 Peter 1:10–12 (MEV): Concerning this salvation, the prophets who prophesied of the grace that should come to you have inquired and searched diligently, seeking the events and time the Spirit of Christ, who was within them, signified when He foretold the sufferings of Christ and the glories to follow. It was revealed to them …

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