1 Peter 1:13-16
13 Therefore, with your minds ready for action, be sober-minded and set your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 14 As obedient children, do not be conformed to the desires of your former ignorance. 15 But as the one who called you is holy, you also are to be holy in all your conduct; 16 for it is written, Be holy, because I am holy. (CSB)
Read 1 Peter 1:13-16. List the 5 exhortations Peter gives to Christians hearing his letter.
● (v. 13). What is the “therefore” therefor? What was Peter writing about prior to this section?
● What does it look like if a man has his mind alert and ready for action? What is he doing? What is he not doing?
● What does it look like if a man is sober-minded? What is he doing? What is he not doing?
● Where are we to set our hope as Christians? Why is that vital? Where do we often set our hope instead?
● (v. 14). What does it mean to conform? What does the “conformed” life look like? When did we live in ignorance?
● Peter first talks about our thoughts, then our actions. Why?
● (vs. 15-16). What does “holy” mean? How much of what we do needs to be holy? Who are we to imitate? Read Leviticus 11:44, 45 & 19:2.
● How can living out these exhortations of Peter aid us in facing trials?