The Truth That Cleans Us Up
As Christians we often focus on the Good News. As many of us know another name for the Gospel is the Good News and that is what many of us looking for that today but let’s dive into a scripture that gives us the truth first and then the good news comes through.
1 Peter:17&18: If you invoke as Father the one who judges all people impartially according to their deeds, live in reverent fear during the time of your exile.
1:18 You know that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your ancestors, not with perishable things like silver or gold,
This scripture can be hard to swallow some times. Personally from time to time I hope that God doesn’t judge based on my deed due to the fact they are not always great. The thought reverent fear or being in Awe of God is hard to do when we are in exile like we are in right this moment. The truth is that we judged by a lot of factors that are hard to get right 100% all the time but there is more to the story.
1 Peter:19-23: 1:19 but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without defect or blemish.
1:20 He was destined before the foundation of the world, but was revealed at the end of the ages for your sake.
1:21 Through him you have come to trust in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope are set on God.
1:22 Now that you have purified your souls by your obedience to the truth so that you have genuine mutual love, love one another deeply from the heart.
1:23 You have been born anew, not of perishable but of imperishable seed, through the living and enduring word of God.
This truth has good news too. If you have been saved by the Blood of Christ you have been cleaned up by His love and His truth. His blood has washed over your imperfections and made them white as snow. This does not give us the right to do bad deeds and not be in Awe of God in all times. As we remember what we are to do for those we see and our God, let us also notice the love that Jesus poured out for us to to allow us a portion of mature and deep love others today!