Today’s Bible reading is Numbers 25 and 1 Peter 4.
In Christ, my past is forgiven. That’s incredibly good news.
In Christ, my present has been transformed by a renewed perspective. The law of the Spirit of life has set me free and I can live with confidence, assurance, and hope. This is incredibly good news.
But in Christ, my future is also spoken for. I am not my own. I have been bought with a price. I have entered into a blood-bought covenant that should not, must not be ignored.
Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, so as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for human passions but for the will of God. (1 Pet 4:1-2)
“For the rest of the time in the flesh.” The remainder of my life in this body has been claimed by my gracious King. The rest of my time on this earth lies under the rightful jurisdiction of my sovereign Savior. I have been bought with a price. I am not my own. “The will of God” is what the rest of me is to be dedicated to and governed by.