1 Peter 1:17-21
“17 Since you call on a Father who judges each person’s work impartially, live out your time as foreigners here in reverent fear. 18 For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect. 20 He was chosen before the creation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for your sake. 21 Through him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him, and so your faith and hope are in God.”
● (v. 17). Is it a privilege to call God our Father? Why must Christians live out their lives as foreigners in reverent fear here on earth? Does God play favorites with his children when he judges?
● Read 2 Corinthians 5:9-10 and compare it to what Peter writes here in verse 17. What do you learn from both passages? What is being judged?
● (v. 18). What perishable things were we not redeemed with? This is the second time in this chapter that Peter mentions that gold is perishable. (See v. 7) Why might Peter repeat and emphasize this? What were we redeemed from?
● (v. 19). What was the high price paid for our redemption? Why is Christ described here by Peter as a lamb without blemish or defect? Read Hebrews 9:11-15 to help answer this.
● (v. 20). When did God plan payment for man’s sin? For whose sake was Christ revealed?
● (v. 21). How does mankind access God the Father? What did God the Father do for his son?
● Where are we to place our faith and hope? Why might Peter have repeated this idea so many times in this chapter?
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