I Peter 3:18

16 Nov

1 Peter 3:18

“For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit.”

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Read all of 1 Peter 3

For the second time in as many chapters, Peter is reminding his readers of the remarkable price paid by Christ for us.  Christ is the Righteous… we are the Unrighteous.  I think it is this thought that strikes near the heart of the Gospel.  We are undeserving and unworthy, yet God saved us by the ultimate price. The more we realize this, the more we humbly draw near to God by faith in Christ.

In Chapter 1 he reminded his readers, 

“…you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot. 20 He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you 21 who through Him believe in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.”

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