1 Peter 1:18-19
Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish, and without spot.
Peter is reminding believers then and now that our redemption came through the shed blood of Jesus Christ who knew no sin, but became sin for the sake of redeeming man so the all who believe will spend eternity in the presence of God the Father.
Peter's statements give many a reality check in that many feel that their good works will earn them a spot in heaven. It is one's faith in Jesus Christ while accepting Him as our personal Savior that all believers have salvation.
It is noteworthy to say; upon accepting Christ's atoning work on Calvary's cross we become members of God's family who are a nation of royal priests. That said, believers are to live in holiness emulating the holiness of God the Father and Christ our Savior.
Believers living holy lives tell the world; yes I am of royalty, rich in God's love, living under the protective arm of His mighty wings and I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Believers have the indwelling Holy Spirit as our inner strength when we are weak.
As a family of believers, we are powerful warriors in God's army fighting against sin and evil. We are victorious in Christ.
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