1 Peter 1:17-20 (NLT)
17 And remember that the heavenly Father to whom you pray has no favorites. He will judge or reward you according to what you do. So you must live in reverent fear of him during your time as “foreigners in the land.” 18 For you know that God paid a ransom to save you from the empty life you inherited from your ancestors. And the ransom he paid was not mere gold or silver. 19 It was the precious blood of Christ, the sinless, spotless Lamb of God. 20 God chose him as your ransom long before the world began, but he has now revealed him to you in these last days.
In these verses the apostle says when it comes to salvation God has no favorites. For those who have chosen God as Father, Judge and Savior, we should be living in respect of Him knowing we are not where we are suppose to be. The apostle also reminds us Christ gave His precious and sinless life so we could be freed from the sins which captured us.
When Adam and Eve took from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil they sinned. God says in Genesis 3, “Look, the human beings have become like us, knowing both good and evil.” Man suddenly knew both good and evil where he had only known good before. Man had been capable of sin, but did not know anything about it. But now like God, man could now distinguish the difference between what was good and what was evil. There was a difference though between God and man: God was without sin; man had already sinned in his actions. Forever on man would know the difference between good an evil, and he would also be tempted to follow evil in favor of good. Sin holds us captive until we place our faith in Jesus Christ. Christ paid the debt to ransom us from sin by giving His life on the cross. Like man Christ knew the difference between good and evil. Like man Christ could be tempted by evil, but unlike man Christ never fell to the temptation of evil. And because Christ was a perfect sacrifice He was able to pay the debt of sin. We need to always praise Christ for being able to do what we could not do.