‘From the head down to the fingers and the toes’ (1 Peter 1:13-16)

After telling his readers of the wonderful inheritance that God’s people will receive because of the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, in 1 Peter 1:13-16, Peter then seeks to apply these truths to life. A very important word in his letter is the word ‘therefore’. Because of what Christ has done and what is coming, God’s people are to set their hopes on what is in heaven, not on what is on earth and live lives of holiness. The going will be tough and discipline will be required, but the rewards will be eternal.