He should have simply renovated the present structure of Judaism (adding Jesus as the Messiah) and invited Gentiles to come into that structure. We live because we are connected with Him who is the source of life. Because it stands at the corner, the same stone is the starting place for two walls. μοι, those who are in a strange country, and among a people not their own. Based also on what Paul wrote in Romans 13, we can say that the greatest offense government can make is to fail to punish evildoers, or to reward evildoers through corruption. “Our case is like that of a criminal who had better bear quietly a sentence for a crime he has not committed, lest by too much outcry he induce investigation into a list of offenses, which are not charged against him, because they are not known.” (Meyer). -------------------- 1 Peter 5 - The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed: His own special people: We are special because we belong to God. 1 Peter 2:12 J. Rawson Lumby, cited by Speaker’s Commentary. A verification email has been sent to the address you provided. Passwords should have at least 6 characters. General Epistles Greek: os artigenneta brephe to logikon adolon gala epipothesate, hina en auto auxethete eis soterion. Please see Blue Letter Bible's Privacy Policy for cookie usage details. 1 Peter 2:23, When reviled, he Isaiah 53:7, He opened not his reviled not again. Error: Passwords should have at least 6 characters, Error: Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores. “The most advanced among us, in knowledge and attainment, are, in comparison with what they shall be, only as babes.” (Meyer), ii. But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy. But when we are punished for doing good and endure it patiently, we are complimented before God. 3. By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. Chosen by God and precious: As much as God chose Israel, so the church is also chosen. i. Hence the Church of God too much resembles the wards of a children’s hospital.” (Meyer). i. General Epistles GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation. 1. -------------------- -------------------- General Epistles Wisdom Literature -------------------- Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul, having your conduct honorable among the Gentiles, that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may, by your good works which they observe, glorify God in the day of visitation. But when you do good and suffer, if you take it patiently, this is commendable before God. d. That by doing good you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men: Peter knew that our conduct is a way to defend the gospel. c. That we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness: Peter reminds us that when Jesus died on the cross, we also died to sins. The failure to either desire or to receive this pure milk of the word is the reason for so many problems in both individual Christian lives and in congregations. 1. But Peter reminds us that fleshly lusts also war against the soul. Our life is permanently changed by our identification with Jesus on the cross, even as the Apostle Paul described in Romans 6. i. (The Living Stone and a Chosen People. conservative Christian faith, which includes a firm belief in the inerrancy Minor Prophets But Jesus, who is our King and Priest, has brought them together for His people. Luke-Acts Since the text and audio content provided by BLB represent a range of evangelical traditions, all of the ideas and principles conveyed in the resource materials are not necessarily affirmed, in total, by this ministry. i. “It appears from this that the poor Christians, and especially those who had been converted to Christianity in a state of slavery, were often grievously abused; they were buffeted because they were Christians, and because they would not join with their masters in idolatrous worship.” (Clarke), ii. As newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word: The word desire is strong. Wisdom Literature Our website uses cookies to store user preferences. And where will ye leave your glory?” (Clarke). For you were like sheep going astray, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls. Major Prophets The New Testament A. ii. Individual instructors or editors may still require the use of URLs. It is a nation, and so is under His government. The Blue Letter Bible ministry and the BLB Institute hold to the historical, conservative Christian faith, which includes a firm belief in the inerrancy of Scripture. Prophets 1 Peter 2:6 Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon. Prophets ©2013 David Guzik – No distribution beyond personal use without permission -------------------- As much as Israel had a priesthood, so Christians are a holy priesthood. When He was reviled Jesus did not revile in return, but in His sufferings He committed Himself to the Father. Historical Books -------------------- Peter stated it here both to constantly remind Christians of the great work of Jesus on the cross, and to show them that even as the suffering of Jesus accomplished much, so their own suffering can be used of God. We should all desire the pure milk of the word, even though Paul rebukes the Corinthians for being able to only receive milk (1 Corinthians 3:1-2), the Christian should never get tired of the simple truths of the Gospel simply presented. Minor Prophets ii. The apostle Peter, being moved by the Holy Ghost to write once more to those who from among the Jews were turned to faith in Christ, begins this second epistle with an introduction, wherein the same persons are described and the same blessings are desired that are in the preface to his former letter; but there are some additions or alterations which ought to be taken notice of, in all the three … GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, (Hebrew/Greek Search by English Definition), * 'Number Delimiters' only apply to 'Paragraph Order', Search verses, phrases, and topics (e.g. We are called living stones of Jesus when He was reviled Jesus did not participate in society’s immoral.. 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