1 Peter 1:13 Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;
Introduction – Wherefore (As a Result of)
Peter has told us thus far that all our hope rests on the finished work of Jesus. (The shedding of blood, death & resurrection) Only through Christ can we have access to God. As a result of being saved from destruction we should honor God by our obedience.
To start Peter uses a phrase they would be very familiar with “girding up the loins”; this was a practice of preparing to go to work. A person would take their long garment, gather it together and tie or bind it so they could move more freely. Today we might say “get your work clothes on”. Peter is saying now that Jesus has saved you it is time to get to work. Read the rest of this entry »