Psalm 1 is classified as a “wisdom” psalm. In many ways it functions as an introduction to the book of psalms.
1 Peter 3:18-4:6 includes one of the more difficult passages in the New Testament. However we understand this section, the context suggests that the main point should be related to patiently enduring suffering for the sake of another.
Does God have a “one-plan-fits-all” calling for women: marry, conceive children, raise children and become a grandmother? No, single, wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, grandmother are all roles you play at various stages of God’s plan for your life. No matter what your age, role or marital status, every day is part of God’s plan for you.
Peter wraps up the second major section of his letter reminding his readers that the more we embrace the truth of who Jesus is and what he did for us, the less we have to fear. The more we know where life, hope and blessing are to be found, the freer we are to let go of this world.
Psalm 27 teaches us that the one desire worth staking our life around is knowing God. Because if we have that, then we have everything worth having.