Bible: 1 Peter 1:13-23

1:13 Therefore, get your minds ready for action 1  by being fully sober, and set your hope 2  completely on the grace that will be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed. 3  1:14 Like obedient children, do not comply with 4  the evil urges you used to follow in your ignorance, 5  1:15 but, like the Holy One who called you, become holy yourselves in all of your conduct, 1:16 for it is written, “You shall be holy, because I am holy.” 6  1:17 And if you address as Father the one who impartially judges according to each one’s work, live out the time of your temporary residence here 7  in reverence. 1:18 You know that from your empty way of life inherited from your ancestors you were ransomed – not by perishable things like silver or gold, 1:19 but by precious blood like that of an unblemished and spotless lamb, namely Christ. 1:20 He was foreknown 8  before the foundation of the world but 9  was manifested in these last times 10  for your sake. 1:21 Through him you now trust 11  in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.

1:22 You have purified 12  your souls by obeying the truth 13  in order to show sincere mutual love. 14  So 15  love one another earnestly from a pure heart. 16  1:23 You have been born anew, not from perishable but from imperishable seed, through the living and enduring word of God.

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