As a young church in a hostile environment, Peter's first readers found in his letter encouragement, not just for facing suffering, but for living responsibly in the world as faithful disciples of Jesus Christ. Christians today will also find in Peter's letter a wealth of practical counsel on how to conduct themselves in family and social life, as well as in relation to a society that makes it tough to follow Jesus Christ. In this invigorating volume from scholar I. Howard Marshall, readers will find an introduction that discusses the letter's form, authorship, destination and primary theological themes, followed by passage-by-passage commentary that always seeks to answer the question of what the text means for us today as well as what it meant for its original hearers.
“The basic meaning in the Bible is a person who serves God and has the right of access to him.” (1 Peter 2:9–10)
“First, their election took place because God the Father foreknew them. This does not mean that God chose them because he knew in advance that they would respond to his call, but simply that God took the initiative and chose them before they had done anything to deserve it.” (1 Peter 1:1–2)
“So too the hope of future life rests on the fact that God raised Jesus from the dead and on the reasonable inference that, if God raised Jesus, he will also raise those who trust in Jesus.” (1 Peter 1:3–5)
“One of Peter’s aims in his letter, then, was to encourage his readers by giving them grounds for solid hope in the ultimate future so that they might face the immediate future with equanimity, courage and even joy.” (1 Peter 1:3–12)
“A trial is a test to see if something can stand up to strain. A temptation is an attempt to destroy something.” (1 Peter 1:6–7)
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