Today’s Reading | 1 Peter 1:13-2:3
Empty Way of Life
Have you ever read a passage of Scripture in which the Holy Spirit showed you something that stuck with you for a while? We find one of those phrases in today’s reading. Did you notice it in verse 18? Peter described life before trusting Christ as being empty. How true that is! Life without Jesus Christ is empty, even though it may be filled with lots of people and tons of activities. We may achieve fame; we may gain wealth, but it will all be empty. We may even gain power and freedom, but it will still be empty. Life with Christ however, is fulfilling even though we may not have much of what the world deems valuable. We may not have material wealth and may not be well known, but we will still have a very full life. We may not have power, but we are content. When we trust Christ and He becomes real to us, our lives are full and exciting. With a lack of real commitment to Christ, any life we choose will be empty. Christ came to give us life and give it to the full. If you know Christ as your personal Savior and He is real to you, you know what Peter meant. If your life is empty, something is wrong! Take a hard look at your life.
Observation: What do I see?
Interpretation: What does it mean?
Application: How does it apply to me?
Implementation: What do I do?