In a recent lesson at our church on Sunday, 1Peter was being studeind and discussed. One thing that had been pointed out was that Pete had exhorted us from a a quote out f the book of Leviticus…to “be ye holy for I AM Holy, saith the Lord.” Peter goes on to admonish us to abstain from worldly lusts and the pride of life and the sin that so easily besets us so that when we are before the people they will see our godly conduct and praise our Father in Heaven.
In Psalm 119:74, it gives, in a way confirmation to what Peter is saying; “they that fear Thee will be glad when they see me, because
they see I have trusted in Your Word.” That is kind of what Gary & Sara both were saying about our conduct before the people of this
age. Then, in Ps. 119:109, there is another witness to what Peter says about living so that when people see how your life is before
them, not giving into lusts and greed and narcissistic ways, so then they will praise the Heavenly Father. It says, “my soul is
continually in my hand.”
Now there are several interpretations of this Scripture, but for the literal value of it, it speaks to me and
tells me, ‘I am in command of how I conduct my life before the world and before God. Not, ‘the devil made me do it’….altho he will try but
he can’t MAKE us do anything we don’t want to or are NOT WILLING to do. It is in MY HAND!
In a great way God has given us the authority to walk all over the enemy of our soul because Peter says that we are chosen generation, a
royal priesthood, a holy nation….a peculiar people that WE SHOULD SHOW FORTH THE PRAISES OF HIM Who has called us out of
darkness….those of us who sit in dim pews….into HIS MARVELOUS LIGHT!