This section marks the beginning of the end of the letter. In conclusion, Peter returns his main theme of the letter: how you deal with fellow believers and hostile nonbelievers. His answer is in each case you need the right perspective.
Peter’s main concern in this section is how we treat others, both inside and outside the family of God. But his point is a fuller richer picture than ‘be nice.’ His advice is fix your hope completely on the grace that is coming to you. And then be humble. Be soft-spoken. Seek their welfare. Don’t […]
Peter continues the theme of submission he introduced in 2:11. He calling people who are being persecuted to consider what their response communicates to those persecuting them. His advice is the same in all three examples: When possible show the unbelievers that you are a person of virtue by behaving in a submissive and respectful way.
Peter concludes his letter by returning to his great main themes: salvation, suffering and submission. In his “final imperatives”, Peter encourages his readers to stand firm in the faith and focus on their future hope. Part of the series 1 Peter: Living as aliens and strangers For more information: WednesdayintheWord.com Many thanks to Reggie Coates […]
With 4:7, Peter begins the conclusion of the letter. In his summary he returns to two of his major themes: how to respond when suffering for the name of Christ and how to treat fellow believers. In each case you need the right perspective. Part of the series 1 Peter: Living as aliens and strangers […]