Our Conduct in Exile

This morning I was reading and reflecting in 1 Peter. This passage jumped off the page:

“And if you call on him as Father who judges impartially according to each one’s deeds, conduct yourselves with fear throughout the time of your exile, knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot.” (1 Peter 1:17-19)

In this life, we are not home but we who are in Christ are in ‘exile’ awaiting our uniting with Him. Peter urges us to reflect on the fact that we have been bought with a price – a ransom – from this world. The ransom was paid by the eternal and lamb of God, Jesus Himself.

Take a minute to re-read this passage and ask the Lord to open your eyes to any conduct in your life not in alignment with our Lord. Confess whatever comes to mind and lean into Him for His grace to conduct yourself in a manner worthy of Him who called you into His own Kingdom.


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