As Peter begins to shift toward the finish line of his letter to these exiled Christians, he reminds them of several key truths. In this life of brokenness and pain, we look to Jesus who also suffered. He is our motivation. He is our model to imitate. We must begin to develop a warrior mindset in preparation for the battle that awaits as followers of the King who also suffered in this world. We do this because we've been given a new identity--we are no longer people who live for this world, but people who live for the will of God and His Kingdom. And so we put away our former life, and pursue something far bigger than ourselves. Why? Because in the end, there are only two pathways into eternity. One that leads to judgment, and one that leads to life. As people on the path of life, our lives should point to the Savior who redeemed us and placed on His path!