Fear as Motivation for Holiness
Fear as Motivation for Holiness - 1 Peter 1:17-21
Conduct Yourselves with Fear - 3 Reasons
The Time of Your Exile (this present life)
Because God Is an Impartial Judge (v. 17)
Father - Judge
Good works are evidence that God has truly begotten (1 Pet 1:3) a person.
Such a recognition inspires him to live faithfully; it does not paralyze him with fear.
Because of the High Cost of Your Ransom (18-19)
Redemption From Previous Bondage (from the futile ways…)
Cost for Redemption (precious blood of Christ)
Redemption is of God (I can’t take any credit.)
Because Your Faith and Hope Are in God (20-21)
God Planned Christ’s Redemptive Work Before We Ever Sinned
God Executed His Plan at the Right Time
God Applied Christ’s Atoning Work to Us Through Faith
God Completed It (by raising Christ and giving Him glory)
A life of holiness is one in which God is prized above all things, in which believers trust and hope in his goodness.