Here are a couple of helpful “therefores” from the Apostle Peter:

Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed. As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do.
(1 Peter 1:13-15)

If I may summarize this verse, to lead a godly life we must:
1. Prepare our minds for action – be ready.
2. Be self-contolled.
3. Fix our hope on Jesus.
4. Be not conformed to the world.

Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. (1 Peter 2:1)

It is not difficult to determine and list what we as Christians should do and what we should not do. The Bible makes it clear to us. But how difficult it is to actually follow through!

Nevertheless, we are also told this is what we must do even if it is not easy. And, we are told we can indeed do it if we fix our hope on Jesus.


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