Benefit from the incredible wisdom of Charles Spurgeon, passage by passage. Spurgeon’s writings on the Bible fill dozens of volumes; his thoughts on particular passages are scattered across numerous books and sermons. This volume collects his thoughts on 1 Peter in a commentary format, with illustrations and applications culled from his sermons and writings.
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“There is such a thing as being hindered from prayer. When a man becomes cold, indifferent, and careless, one of the first things that will suffer will be his devotion. We may even have too much to do in God’s house, and so hinder our prayers by being like Martha, cumbered with much serving. I never heard of anyone who was cumbered with much praying. The more we do the more we should pray, and prayer should balance our service. Or rather, it should be the lifeblood of every action and saturate our entire life as the dew of heaven filled Gideon’s fleece. We cannot labor too much if prayer is proportionate, but I fear that some of us would do far more if we attempted less and prayed more about it.” (1 Peter 3:7)
“Could a man live without hope? Men manage to survive the worst condition of distress when they are encouraged by a hope, but is not suicide the natural result of the death of hope? Yes, we must have a hope, and the Christian is not left without one. He has ‘a living hope.’ That is to say, first, he has a hope within him, real, true, and operative. Some men’s hopes of heaven are not ‘living hopes,’ for they never stir them to action. They live as if they were going to hell, and yet they coolly talk about hoping that all will be well with them at last! A Christian’s hope purifies him, excites him to diligence, makes him seek after that which he expects to obtain.” (1 Peter 1:3)
“We not only need grace, but we need much grace, and also peace; and we need a greatly increased measure of both those blessings. Do not be satisfied with the grace that you already have. Be thankful for it, but ask for the divine multiplication of it. Regard the grace that you have already received as being like the boy’s loaves and fishes. Expect that Christ will continue to multiply it for you and for thousands of others round about you.” (1 Peter 1:2)