What a change that takes place within the believer as they become obedient in serving Christ and turning away from the former ways they once lived in disobedience. (1 Peter 1:13-20). Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy. 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: Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,
When we hold a grudge against another the only one who suffers is our self and by not forgiving someone we are giving a foothold to satan in our life, and we also must remember if we do not forgive others God will not forgive us (Matthew 6:14,15). It is important to be obedient to the word of God in all matters of this life. (2 Corinthians 2:9-11).
It is written Jesus was as we are yet without sin, but in suffering and obedience He was more than familiar with suffering and truly understands our shortcomings and sorrows. Even though He was the Son of God He just as we are still feared God His Father and learned to be obedient by that which He suffered! (Hebrews 5:7-9). Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared; Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered; And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;