“Hope & Holiness”

1 Peter 1:13-16

13 Therefore, having girded your minds for action, being sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 

14 As obedient children, not being conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your ignorance, 

15 but like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your conduct; 

16 because it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.” 


Scripture References:

Exodus 12:11

Job 38:3

Jeremiah 1:17                 

1 Corinthians 6:9—10

Leviticus 18:2



“He [Peter] knows how easily Christians can lose their spiritual concentration through ‘mental intoxication’ with the things of this world.  We today might well consider the dangers presented by such inherently ‘good’ things as career, possessions, recreation, reputation, friendships, scholarship, or authority.”  (Dr. Wayne A. Grudem)


“Faith involves trusting in God in the present, whereas hope is future faith trusting God for what is to come.  Faith appropriates what God has already said and done in His revealed Word, and hope anticipates what He will yet do, as promised in Scripture.”  (Dr. John MacArthur)