First Letter by Peter

“Without doubt this is a time of hostility, if not actual physical persecution, against all Christians.  Therefore, the subject of Peter’s first letter is suffering, and the thrust of the letter is an exhortation to steadfastness.  Peter begins by recounting for his readers the blessings which they have in their redemption, and then encourages them in the fact that in Christ they are God’s special people.  But Peter also reminds them that, as God’s redeemed ones, they have a responsibility to glorify God in their lives.  He concludes by noting the blessings which come through persecution and by urging steadfastness through faith and godliness.”

Read:  1 Peter 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.