My daily exploration of the Bible, taking it one chapter at a time. If I do it everyday, it'll take 1189 days.



Saturday, January 12, 2008

1 Peter 1

Petrified by consistency

Summary:
To all of God's people in the world.

Praise God for giving us hope of eternal life and inheritance! We are protected until it is time.

Be happy! We're going through some hard times, but only for a while so that our faith is refined and genuine. You love what you haven't seen. Now that's faith. The prophets looked so hard for such a time as this, but we have reaped the benefits of their labour.

So be disciplined and holy. Be foreigners on earth. Your life wasn't bought with what the world values, but through Jesus' blood. Love one another because you're going to last forever.

Key verse:
23. you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.

My thoughts:
I love reading Peter because we don't get to do it often! I love how after reading so much of Paul, who still seems to be a bit of a pseudo-Apostle to me, we find so much common ground with Peter, the one true Apostle. Well, maybe he's not the one true Apostle, but he's the best cos his name is Peter.

Anyway, here we have the unmistakable salvation from the sacrifice of Jesus, but also the Johannine idea of being born idea.

Perhaps there was some sort of consistent orthodoxy in the earliest church.

Don't you try to tell me that Peter didn't write 1 Peter. I'll hit you. With a stick. (Gotta love open-mindedness!)

2 Comments:

Blogger Deane said...

Peter on Peter:
Don't you try to tell me that Peter didn't write 1 Peter. I'll hit you. With a stick. (Gotta love open-mindedness!)

Deane
Of course Peter wrote 1 Peter.

It's 2 Peter that's an obvious forgery.

2:48 pm

 
Blogger Pete W said...

Yes, 2 Peter is the significantly more controversial one, but some people would still want to argue against a Petrine authorship of 1 Peter.

8:57 pm

 

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