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“I’m so free from me, that I’m free from you. That means that I don’t need you to love me back when I first say it to you. God didn’t say, “I love you, and boy they better love me back, because I’ll feel really insecure if they don’t … but we’ve been trained and cultivated all our life by the very enemy of God. All our life we’ve been trained that way.” – Todd White
1 Peter 1:3-16
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to obtain an inheritance which isimperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, 5 who are protected by the power of Godthrough faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 6 In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials, 7 so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ; 8 and though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, 9 obtaining as the outcome of your faith the salvation of your souls.
10 As to this salvation, the prophets who prophesied of the grace that would come to you made careful searches and inquiries, 11 seeking to know what person or time the Spirit of Christ within them was indicating as He predicted the sufferings of Christ and the glories [i]to follow. 12 It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves, but you, in these things which now have been announced to you through those who preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven—things into which angels long to look.
13 Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 14 As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former lustswhich were yours in your ignorance, 15 but like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all yourbehavior; 16 because it is written, “ You shall be holy, for I am holy.”