February 7, 1993
After we become believers, our lives should reflect our new identities in Christ, whether we are in public, at worship, or in private. This means being dedicated enough to care deeply, speak honestly, and live differently—even about such divisive matters as homosexuality. Reflecting on Peter’s words about our new life as God’s “people,” Alistair Begg challenges us to confront sin boldly while relating to sinners gently, asking ourselves the question, Am I committed?
9But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. 10Once you were not a people, but now you are God's people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
11Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul.
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