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Sober Christian living Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ (1 Peter 1:13, ESV ). It doesn’t take much to see that the whole world has gone crazy. In the midst of so much chaos, we can stand our hope by living soberly as a Christian. Apostle Peter urged us to prepare “your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.” What is sober? Adjective Living with a good character, moderate and realistic life style, serious on this of God and not playful, not passionate on this of this world, cool and always guided by self-controlled. You can be sober if you lack hope as a Christian. The energy to live the Christian life is found in one place in our focused, conscious choice to put our hope in Jesus. Hope is the confident expectation that something better is coming. Hope is the confident expectation that something better is coming tomorrow. Don’t set your hope on your physical health—set your hope on Jesus. “So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day” (2 Corinthians 4:16). “Put not your trust in princes, in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation. Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the L ORD his God” (Psalm 146:3, 5). James 3:2 ,James 3:13-14 , James 2:14-26 Sober Christian living is The Christian’s Duty In Response To Salvation Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed. As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.” 1 Peter 1:13–16 The Christian’s Duty Is to Be Mentally Ready to Serve God Therefore, prepare your minds for action. 1 Peter 1:13
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Prepare literally means “gird up” and can refer to tightening a belt, cinching up a rope, or tying something down in preparation for a certain action. In ancient times, this concept referred to the gathering up of one’s robe ( Ex. 12:11 ; 1 Kings 18:46 ; 2 Kings 4:29; 9:1 ; Jer. 1:17 ). This means that it is in the mind, or the way a person thinks, that is especially important in serving God. It also means that it is through the mind that a person is often tripped up and kept from fulfilling their calling in Christ.
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