This text is very practical for what Peter is commanding God’s people to do. As we sojourn from this life to the next Peter calls us to fear the LORD. But not only will we be better instructed on how to fear God but also we will learn some amazing truths about the Gospel along the way. 

1- While on this Earth we are to Live in Reverent Fear of God (v. 17-21)

2- We Should live in Reverent Fear Because There is no free pass (v. 17)

3- We should live in reverent fear because, in Christ, we have been redeemed from our former and empty way of life (v. 18-19)

4- We should live in reverent fear because our faith and hope are a result of God’s providential plan to bring glory to the name of Christ (v. 20-21)