“The Fear Of God & The Blood Of The Lamb”

1 Peter 1:17-21

17 And if you address as Father the One who impartially judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves in fear during the time of your sojourn,

18 knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things like silver or gold from your futile conduct inherited from your forefathers,

19 but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ.

20 He was foreknown before the foundation of the world, but appeared in these last times for the sake of you

21 who through Him are believers in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.


Scripture References:

Proverbs 9:10

2 Corinthians 5:10

Ephesians 2:10



“There is a kind of fear that does not contradict confidence.  A confident driver also possesses a healthy fear of an accident that prevents him from doing anything foolish.  A genuine fear of judgment hinders believers from giving in to libertinism.”  (Dr. Thomas R. Schreiner)


“The critical element in salvation is the sacrificial death of Christ on sinners’ behalf.  The shedding of His blood was the visible manifestation of His life being poured out in sacrifice, and Scripture consistently uses the term ‘shedding of blood’ as a metonym for atoning death.”  (Dr. John MacArthur)