1 Peter 1:17-19 (NKJV)
17 And if you call on the Father, who without partiality judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves throughout the time of your stay here in fear;
18 knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers,
19 but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.
There is really nothing and no one that is invulnerable to inevitable corruption. To be human is to be capable of persuasion by notions that are fraught with fallacy and misperceptions. Our world is a massive validation of this truth, that on our own we cannot progress to greater righteousness and moral excellence. Mankind is not only corruptible, but on a pathway to where corruption leads, the complete breakdown of function. Any entity or material substance where trust might be placed for security and long-term protected worth is also quite susceptible to being broken down and rendered totally ineffective and useless. The greatest accumulation of security in wealth and armaments is destined to be an illustration of corruption’s consequences.
So, to come upon something or someone who is incapable of this pervasive trait is a most fortunate discovery of worth that can never be fully realized. In calling on the Father God, the One who existed long before any of these corruptible things even were, there is reliance placed on Someone we really have no basis for comparison or understanding. All the combined notions of truth that have been relied upon throughout our existence cannot begin to fend off even the slightest threats of corruption. Over and over the periods of what might have appeared to be a triumph of human excellence has devolved into sexual, moral, and political corruption and their consequences. Our Father, though, is not subject to any of these vulnerabilities that have plagued our history. To call on Him is to enter into a whole new realm requiring new understanding and perception.
Our access to His presence is based upon something that no fire, flood or regime change can touch. The blood of Jesus is the basis for approaching our uncompromisingly holy and righteous Father, and it is incapable of the destined corruption of all others. However, as this blood is of worth beyond any corruptible comparison, it will only achieve its intended purpose as the access to holiness it has purchased is chosen over the old corruptible ways. To know and honor this reality is to fulfill the Fathers purpose and directive, to “Be holy”. This will be a remaining life spent in total awe and fear of the One so set apart from this world’s corruption and so sure to remain far after its demise. Receiving and living what the blood purchased is completion of a mission to forever deliver yet another heart from the destiny of corruption to an eternity of holiness with the Father.