Liberated to Love – 1 Peter 2:13-3:7

1 Peter 2:13-3:7 In today’s world of information we have access to a broader perspective than ever before in history.  Our perspective is both wide and deep.  It is wide in that we can look at the entire globe in a single glance.  At one time we are aware of the...

An Identity Crisis – 1 Peter 2:1-12

1 Peter 2:1-12 Beware!  As you read this passage you may experience metaphorical whiplash.  In verses 2-3 Peter urges his readers to look at God as an infant would look at the breast of her mother; they are to long for the life-giving sustenance that only comes from...

“You Must” vs. “You Will Become”

1 Peter 1:16 Is there a fundamental difference between “Do this” and “you will do this.”  I find it interesting that in v. 16 the tense of the verb is you will be holy because I am holy.  It is the future tense rather than the imperative. ...

1 Peter 3:13-22

1 Peter 3:13-22   This passage has always seemed disjointed to me.  The first section makes sense, because it is grounded in practical life.  But then it launches into strange talk about Jesus going to preach to the spirits in Noah’s time and ascending and...

Meditation on 1 Peter 1:13

Here is some food for thought regarding 1 Peter 1:13: Literal translation Therefore, binding up the loins of your mind, being completely sober, hope on the grace being brought to you in the revelation of Jesus Christ.  This is all about the mind.  With a clear mind,...
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