Today's reading: I Peter 1
Therefore prepare your minds for action; discipline yourselves; set all your hope on the grace that Jesus Christ will bring you when he is revealed. I Peter 13 NRSV
How can we prepare our minds for action?
What does it mean to discipline ourselves?
What does setting all our hope on Christ really mean?
I Peter goes on to explain all of these. The main point is that we are called to live as holy people. And being holy means to be set apart, different from those around us. Jesus has paid the price for us all and through belief in him we are made pure. In our lives of salvation, we are called to live in a different manner. That is what we must think about and how we are to set out minds for action, discipline ourselves and set out hope in Christ.
We are called to think about how we should act as holy people. We are called to discipline ourselves as believers in Christ. We are called to set our hope not on earthly things but upon Christ.
Let us set our minds, bodies and hope on our calling this day.
God, you call us to be holy people. May we think, live and act as your holy people today and always. In Jesus' name. Amen.
Copyright 2010 Amelia G. Sims