Reading: "Servants, be submissive to your masters with all fear, not only to the good and gentle, but also to the harsh. For this is commendable, if because of conscience toward God one endures grief, suffering wrongfully. For what credit is it if, when you are beaten for your faults, you take it patiently? But when you [...]
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Reading: "Therefore submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake, whether to the king as supreme, or to governors, as to those who are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and for the praise of those who do good. For this is the will of God, that by doing good you may [...]
Reading: "Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul." 1 Peter 2:11 In his first epistle, Peter was writing to saved people who had made some considerable progress in the realm of sanctification. Earlier, he spoke of them as having “purified their souls in obeying the [...]
Reading: "But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light." 1 Peter 2:9 The doctrine of election, though mysterious, is wonderfully revealed in the Word of God. God, in sovereign grace, [...]
Reading: "But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light" 1 Peter 2:9 There is a great contrast between the closing words of 1 Peter 2:8 and the opening words of [...]
Reading: "Therefore, to you who believe, He is precious ..." 1 Peter 2:7 1 Peter 2 carries texts and phrases that should be committed to memory. One such phrase is found in verse 7: “Unto you therefore which believe he is precious.” Those words carry two major thoughts. First, Christ is precious to the Christian. [...]
Reading: "Coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious." 1 Peter 2:4 According to Peter, making spiritual progress involves personal separation from sin, personal nourishment through the scriptures, and a personal reliance or trust upon the Saviour. We cannot grow spiritually if there is no dependence, [...]
Reading: "Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit[a] in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart." 1 Peter 1:22 The scriptures speak of the love of Christ as something that is extremely precious and uniquely special. Christ’s love is an excellent love with excellent and [...]
Reading: "Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit[a] in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart." 1 Peter 1:22 Almost every writer in the New Testament deals with the theme of Christian love. Those first-century Christians realized the importance of brethren dwelling together in [...]
Reading: "Having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever" 1 Peter 1:23 Regeneration makes real, dramatic, universal, and lasting changes in the life and soul of a sinner. A regenerated person is awakened and quickened from his spiritual deadness. He is made alive [...]