In 1 Peter 1:17-19, we learn this: “…knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things — silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers.”

The concept behind a conduct or work of aimlessness appears to be derived from Genesis 4:16 where we learn this: “Then Cain (Kayin) went out from the presence of Yehovah and dwelt in the land of Nod on the east of Eden.”  The place name “Nod” is given to us from the Hebrew letters Nun-Vav-Dalet, which is a term that refers to wandering and homelessness. When Adam and Chavah (“Eve”) were cast out of the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3:23) and subsequently had physical offspring (Genesis 4:1), our first family was considered homeless vagabonds and wanderers because they were no longer home, in the Garden of Eden.