Thursday, September 17, 2015

Chosen to be Set Apart


Welcome back to our study on 1 Peter 1.

Have you been thinking about the fact you are only Temporarily Here? What does that look like in your own life?

It should remind us that our focus should be on Him and His plans and purposes for our life. I've heard it said, "How can I build His Kingdom, when I'm too busy building my own?"


1 Peter 1:1-2  CHOSEN TO BE SET APART

  • Some versions use the word elect instead of chosen. God elected us, or chose us, according to foreknowledge. In other words, God chose us because He knew we would have a heart for God. He knew we would respond to the Holy Spirit's promptings.
  • But, it's not like we are puppets, even though we have a heart for God, we still have to respond and choose to be obedient.
  • Being set apart is describing sanctification. It's your choice, do you want to live a set apart life focusing on Him? Or do you want to be like, and look like, everyone else?
  • If there is no change in lifestyle, no evidence of obedience to His word, then it is doubtful you've really elected to be His.
  • We can't do it on our own which is why the blood of Jesus has to be applied to our lives.  If we could do it ourselves, then Christ's death on the cross would have been unnecessary.
  • Notice in this short passage, God, the Holy Spirit and Jesus are all mentioned in Peters description of our salvation.

Remember, you are temporarily here and chosen to be set apart. Next week, we will talk about what a set apart life looks like.



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3 comments:

betty said...

It can be hard to live set apart with all the world throws at us, but thankfully we have a great model in Jesus and the help of the Hol Spirit!

betty

Denise said...

appreciate this

Karen said...

I'm so enjoying this.