“You call out to God for help and he helps, he’s a good Father that way. But don’t forget he’s also a responsible Father, and won’t let you get by with sloppy living….Now that you’ve cleaned up your lives by following the truth, love one another as if your lives depended on it.” -1 Peter 1: 17 & 22
I wonder how many times a day we think about God. When I read the text from Peter it makes me think that we should probably be thinking about God and how we honor God in our actions a whole lot more than we actually do. This of course isn’t to say that it’s easy to clean up our sloppy lives, but it is what we are called to do and God walks alongside of us as we do it. We Lutherans are quick to remember that we are saved by grace, but we are equally quick to forget that it came at the cost of Jesus life on the cross for us. So Peter reminds us that we are to love as though our lives depend on it. Because it was only through God’s love first in the death and resurrection of Christ that our lives do indeed depend on love.
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