There is a growing movement in the country these past few years called “survivalists”. Participants emphasize storing food, guns and supplies to be able to survive a coming collapse of our country. It reminds me of the fear and hysteria in the weeks before “Y2K”. The apostle Peter, though, gave us a much better survival plan for Christians in 1 Peter 1:13-19:

1. 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.

2. As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance.

3. Be holy in all you do.

4. If you address as Father the One who impartially judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves in fear during the time of your stay on earth, knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers, but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ.

Joe