The Grace of God, Part 2
Think back to when you were growing up and got into mischief. Remember a time when you deserved punishment for something you’d done, only to get a pass from your mom or dad? Today we’re talking about God the Father and, in particular, His grace. All of us are poised for punishment . . . yet God stepped in to provide mercy. Such an undeserved act deserves our praise.
Throughout the New Testament, we read of the changed life that follows genuine conversion. This radical series of changes results in a new direction, an alteration of our habits and pursuits as well as our choice of close friends. Interestingly, as far back as the first century, Peter wrote of all these things. Let’s look closely at these six verses (1 Peter 4:1–6) and discover what causes unbelievers to be so surprised (and angry) at us.