1 Peter 1:18-21
18″ knowing that you were not [r]redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers, 19 but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ. 20 For He was foreknown before the foundation of the world, but has appeared [s]in these last times for the sake of you 21 who through Him are believers in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.”
“redeemed from your futile way of life.” Now that is really what it is all about.
For the sake of you
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His [e]only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.”
I never realized way of life was futile, until I saw my true self. Thank God that virtually as the same moment of this discovery, I had someone there to tell me about Jesus. He is the Hope of all mankind. But each man or woman must choose to follow Him for themselves.
for the sake of you
1 Peter 3:3-5 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, 5 who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
Look at these beautiful words
born again to a living hope– spiritual living, eternal living, confidence, expectation
an inheritance which is imperishable– undecaying, immortal
undefiled– that which has nothing in it which defiles, unpolluted
will not fade away– unfailing loveliness, like a flower that never dies
reserved for you in heaven– to maintain as opposed to leaving
who are protected– who are kept, sustain, endure, bear fruit, be carried.
I noticed, as I looked up each of these original Greek meanings, that they all sound like something to be treasured, cherished, appreciated with overwhelming gratitude. Everything in this world fades, but what God gives us through Jesus Christ, remains.
What a marvelous and wonderful Savior, what a Precious and uplifting salvation. And all this is for the sake of you
sometimes there just aren’t the right words to express how grateful we are.
this is one of those times