“And remember that the heavenly Father to whom you pray has no favorites. He will judge or reward you according to what you do. So you must live in reverent fear of him during your time here as “temporary residents.” For you know that God paid a ransom to save you from the empty life you inherited from your ancestors. And it was not paid with mere gold or silver, which lose their value. It was the precious blood of Christ, the sinless, spotless Lamb of God. God chose him as your ransom long before the world began, but now in these last days he has been revealed for your sake. Through Christ you have come to trust in God. And you have placed your faith and hope in God because he raised Christ from the dead and gave him great glory.”
1 Peter 1:17-21 NLT
Don’t forget that Christ died for our sins and we’re cleaned through him. Once we allow these truths to fall into our lives and we live in them is once we begin to have confidence in ourselves because we have full confidence in our faith and in our salvation. Peter mentions that God paid a ransom to save us from enteral death and that it wasn’t just simple Gold or something worth a lot then. But by the sinless, perfectly righteous Son of God, the life of Jesus—His blood—was of such great value that He became the final offering required under that Old Covenant system. No more animal sacrifices are needed to temporarily cover human sin . Instead, the Father paid the ultimate price to redeem us, giving limitless value to lives that would otherwise have been futile and empty. Lastly Peter writes that Christ was known before the world was founded. As God, Jesus existed in eternity past as the one whose blood would cover the sins of all who receive salvation. Jesus’s birth, life, death, resurrection, and return to the Father were always God’s plan to save us. Always. Jesus was the answer at the beginning of time and space, the Lord God is the best story teller there is and it shows his great love to us.