Let's be reasonable with one another, shall we?

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

"as obedient children"

13 Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; 14 as obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance; 15 but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, 16 because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy.” 17 And if you call on the Father, who without partiality judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves throughout the time of your stay here in fear; 18 knowing that 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. (1 Peter 1:13-19)

I have been thinking about this passage this week. I am so thankful for my understanding that there are two different things that are spoken of in the Bible that sometimes become confused with eachother. We have been saved by Christ apart from our own merit... which is what verse 18 is talking about. However, we have to give account of what we do as Christians and that is what verse 17 is talking about... and what the context of the whole passage touches on. There is a difference between salvation (which is free) and discipleship (which requires work and vigilance). This is so clear to me now. I am thankful to see the separation. It has made passages like these less of a head scratcher.

8 Comments:

  • Hi Rose,

    There is a difference between salvation (which is free) and discipleship (which requires work and vigilance). This is so clear to me now. I am thankful to see the separation.

    I agree. 100%.

    Regards,

    By Blogger GOODNIGHTSAFEHOME, at 5/21/2008 6:23 AM  

  • Colin Maxwell is not a Lordshipper then. I am so glad to know it.

    By Blogger Rose~, at 5/21/2008 12:16 PM  

  • In the lack of a definition, Colin Maxwell is not a lot of things :o)

    Regards,

    By Blogger GOODNIGHTSAFEHOME, at 5/21/2008 12:23 PM  

  • Good post, Rose.

    By Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist, at 5/21/2008 2:41 PM  

  • Rose,
    I agree, it does clear up so many passages.
    I enjoy stopping by and reading your blog.

    By Blogger Peggie, at 5/21/2008 8:14 PM  

  • Amen Rose!

    BTW, was in Ohio briefly yesterday. Also Indiana & Kentucky. If you have the chance, go see Answers in Genesis' Creation Museum just below Cincinnati in Petersburg, KY. Awesome. God Bless y'all!!!!!!!!!!!!

    By Blogger David Wyatt, at 5/21/2008 10:09 PM  

  • Amen and amen! And of course this text is 100% compatible with the so-called "Lordship" position.
    Eph 2:8-10

    By Blogger Jonathan Moorhead, at 5/22/2008 4:41 PM  

  • Golly, I forgot all about this!
    I am sorry, people. Thank you for your comments.

    Peggie! Welcome to Rose's Reasonings.

    David,
    It has been unreasonably chily in Ohio in recent weeks. I fully intend to go to the creation museum (a three hour drive from here) this summer. The Earnest Contender and our two eldest kids went last summer and said it was awesome!

    Jonathan,
    Thanks for dropping by, brother.
    Cumbya.
    (Is that how you spell it?) ;~)

    By Blogger Rose~, at 5/29/2008 8:55 AM  

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