The price of the redemption – God’s Word for Today
So, be ready to act. Keep alert and put all their hope in the blessing which will be given to you when Jesus Christ is revealed. Be obedient to God and do not let your lives be dominated by those desires you had when you were still ignorant. Instead, be holy in all you do, just as God who called you is holy. For the scripture says, "Be holy because I am holy. "When you pray to God, you call him Father, He who judges equal people, according to what each one has done. So for the rest of your life here on earth have respect for him. For you know the price that was paid to free them from the futile life they inherited from their ancestors. This price was not something that loses its value as gold or silver. You were released by the precious blood of Christ, who was like a lamb without blemish or spot. He was chosen by God before the creation of the world and was revealed in these last times for your sake. Through him you believe in God, who raised him and gave him glory. Thus faith and hope that you have are signed in God. – 1 Peter 1:13 21
We can not ever get discouraged! We have a lot of patience and perseverance on the walk. While we await the return of the Lord Jesus you must use all our strength, intelligence and understanding so we can keep ourselves pure, confident, loyal, firm, sober and sanctified the true ways of our unique and sovereign Lord.
Always supported the wonderful grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, that our God has given us, without us to do anything to deserve this divine gift. We with patience and confidence to do everything to live away from drugs, prostitution, adultery, sexual immorality, envy, hatred, dishonesty, idolatry, avarice, grief, corruption, greed, lie and all evil because now supported in the divine and wonderful presence of the Savior in our lives is necessary to truly live the beautiful and wonderful newness of life that He has given us free. Leaving behind all those wrong things, by our ignorance before practiced and were merely the wide door that the enemy of God has placed in our lives to bring us to destruction and death.
Just as our Lord Jesus is holy we should reflect Him and seek, day after day, our holiness. Who says that our Almighty God is your Father, He who says he is the son of God, as he says, it should proceed and walk in the ways that your Father guides you to walk. The ways of the Lord are the ways of justice, peace, love of neighbor, marriage, honesty, obedience to his commandments and the authorities, purity, chastity, fidelity and truth.
If we walk in truth and holiness in the ways of the Lord do nothing laudable, as this is only our duty and obligation, because we were not rescued from the hands of evil with our own resources and material goods, money, gold or else any that has great value in this world.
We, the extraordinary mercy of our God, we were rescued by the precious blood and invaluable life of his only beloved Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, who was among us, and through a totally incomprehensible love for us, He unjustly suffered our pain, humiliation, suffering and death. Jesus, in a gesture of awesome love, paid for mine, and his error. Christ gave His life so that we had a real life, a totally new, full life of peace and happiness. That humiliating cross, our Savior nailed, with blood and with His life, all our sins, disobedience, sin and wickedness.
So brothers and sisters, we must honor and continuously glorifying the great and majestic sacrifice that our God of Love did so, today, we could know the true way of unique and authentic truth that leads our spirit the wonderful communion with our God and Father, who is the sole author and creator of our lives and the Great perfecter of our faith and eternal life next to the Holy Trinity.
It was the Exuberant demonstration of its wonderful power and strength that our living God and Almighty raised our Lord Jesus Christ and gave us the undisputed and authentic proof of our freedom and salvation will also occur in the same way with us, your children, when the return of our beloved Lord Jesus.
That's why we always have in our minds and hearts: the pain, suffering, persecutions, misunderstandings and all kinds of evil that exists in this world of sin is only a small step of this journey greater than our pilgrim spirit performs. Our final destination, the place of our eternal rest is already booked for the Lord of Glory: eternal life with the Holy Trinity to.
On the return of the Lord Jesus, we and our loved ones, those who have been into the arms of the Lord, will be gloriously resurrected and together we live our victorious eternal life with our God, the Lord Jesus and God's holy spirit. We will live a whole new life in a place where there will be no evil, injustice, lies, deceit, illness, betrayal, tears, pain, suffering, let alone sin, nor defeated death.
A big hug and be with God
Edilson Rodrigues Silva