I Peter 1:13-21
If you have been born into a living hope through Jesus, you have been privileged by revelation and you have every reason to be filled with gratitude on this Thanksgiving weekend. In our passage today, Peter builds on the foundation already laid (v. 1-12) and encourages disciples of Jesus to walk in holiness.
Some religious paths encourage their adherents to separate themselves physically from society. Others separate themselves socially. Many religions encourage the practice of cleansing rituals in order to be pure. What does it mean for a follower of Jesus to be holy in the real world?