“Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth…” (v. 22

I just finished reading Loren Cunningham’s The Book that Transforms Nations.  In it he talks about how the Word of God transforms nations.  One of his chapters is that there are several nations in the world where there are many professing Christians but the Word isn’t applied to their life.  For this reason the terrible triad exists:  greed, corruption and injustice.  This terrible triad destroys nations.

But here in this Scripture we are told that it is through obedience to the truth that we are purified.  Of course we are purified by the sacrifice of Jesus and the Holy Spirit’s purification, but this element of purification depends on our responsiveness.  Furthermore this process leads to sincere love for each other which Peter again exhorts us to act upon.  I just find it encouraging somehow.  My obedience is participant in the process of purification.


Memorized 1 Peter 1:13-25 Aug 22, 2010