Ten verses memorized – 42 more to go!!! Congratulations for hanging on and pressing forward in this challenge!
“As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance:” 1 Peter 1:14
By itself, this verse leaves the question, “Obedient to what?” I had to back up to the verse I memorized last week, “Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;” (1 Peter 1:13) This verse ends with a semi-colon, meaning that it is to be continued with, “As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance:” (1 Peter 1:14)
In this verse, we are specifically challenged NOT to fashion ourselves (conform to the same pattern) to the former (previous) lusts (a longing; especially for what is forbidden) that we followed in our ignorance (probably before salvation). As believers (or children of God), our lives should follow a new pattern – the pattern that Christ has set before us, the pattern that is written out for us in God’s Word. We are not ignorant of this pattern because God has given us His Word that we have the freedom to read, study, and apply. Will we be obedient to follow this new pattern? Or will we continue in the pattern of disobedience, following the lusts of our flesh and mind?
What is your tenth verse?
Remember to continually review your other verses! If you need to, set up a schedule to review half of them each day.
If there are any verses that have “gotten rusty,” you might want to take a few minutes to polish them up.