1 Peter 1:17-21
And if you call on the Father, who without respect of persons judges according to every man's work…
I. THE NATURE OF TEE CHRISTIAN'S LIFE.
1. His past condition. Whence has the pilgrim come? From the city of destruction.
2. His present state. He is a sojourner.
3. His future destination.
II. THE MANNER IN WHICH THE CHRISTIAN'S LIFE SHOULD BE SPENT. In fear."
1. A fear of reverence. Contrast the Divine majesty with our meanness.
2. A fear of caution.
3. A fear of anxiety. It is better to err on the side of timidity than presumption.
Parallel VersesKJV: And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man's work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear: