Our text in this lesson is crucial for several reasons. What does it mean that you are a chosen generation 1 peter 2. But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, gods special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. Book of first peter overview insight for living ministries. But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, gods own people, in order that you may proclaim the mighty acts of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. The author was the apostle peter, whose name before he became a disciple, was simon. Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of gods grace in its various forms.
Horne points out that peter was primarily an apostle to the jews. Henry alford the greek new testament 1 peter commentary. In chapter 1 of the book of hosea, god gave names to the prophet. It is likely due to a desire to avoid the suggestion of odd that modern translators have changed it to special.
Thus in 1 peter silass greek may be seen, while in 2 peter it may be peter s rough greek that appears. Verse 3 if ye have tasted that the lord is gracious. James rosscup writes that this was the great work in the life of the versatile dean of canterbury. The first epistle of peter, usually referred to simply as first peter and often written 1 peter, is a book of the new testament. Complete our how to study a book of the bible lessons with 1 peter. As israel was, webelievers, the churchare also a chosen race.
Peculiar was not used in the sense of odd or weird, but as being distinctive in a singular, good way. Roman catholicism understands our lords words here very differently than. Best commentary on 1 peter commentaries on 1 peter. The author presents himself as peter the apostle, and, following catholic tradition, the epistle has been held to have been written during his time as bishop of rome or bishop of antioch, though neither title is used in the epistle. Peter is writing to christians in asia minor modern turkeynew christianspredominately gentile christians. Look at the book why you exist in the world 1 peter 2. It is likely due to a desire to avoid the suggestion of odd that modern translators have changed it to special, which carries a more positive implication. Paul achtemeiers commentary on 1 peter comes from an historicalcritical perspective and one of the best on the greek text. Peter turns with an outburst of triumph to the happier and more practical and attractive theme.
But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people. The text can be interpreted to mean because you are a chosen generation, you are also a royal priesthood, a holy people, a peculiar people. The best christians have need to be cautioned and warned against the worst sins, such as malice, hypocrisy, envy. Schreiner aims to have the text be clearly understood, and clearly applied, for peter s letter speaks as strongly to our times as it did to the times in which it was written. They said that peter and the apostles made up these clever stories. In contrast with those who reject christ and are destined to stumble, peter now describes the chosen people of god.
Observe the manner of the apostles quoting scripture, not by book, chapter, and verse. Particular directions are given how subjects ought to obey the magistrates, and servants their masters, patiently suffering in well doing, in imitation of christ 1 peter 2. All the most splendid titles of the old israel belong in a fuller sense to these hebrews who have joined the new israel. We are individual members of christs body and collectively are being used by him to testify of the truth of the gospel of grace, as ministers of his new and better. Peter was originally introduced to jesus by his brother andrew, who had been a follower of john the baptist. Read introduction to 1 peter but may the god of all grace, who called us to his eternal glory bychrist jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.
They are but sanctified in part, and are still liable to temptations. As israel was called into being as the people of god to live out gods mission to the world the meaning of a kingdom of priests, with priests being those who bridge between god and others, so those who read 1 peter as scripture are identified as gods own possession to testify to gods wonderful acts 2. Articles sermons topics books podcasts filter resources by. We have enlisted hundreds of friends biblical scholars, theologians, homileticians and pastors dedicated to the craft of biblical preaching to provide you timely, compelling and trustworthy content.
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, gods special possession. Heinrich meyers critical and exegetical commentary on the new testament. Some also maintain that the book reflects a situation that did not exist until after peter s death, suggesting that the persecution referred to in 4. In this lab, john piper explains the purpose of your life. An exhortation to those whom the apostle addressed, to lay aside all malice, and all guile, and to receive the simple and plain instructions of the word of god with the earnestness with which babes desire their appropriate food, 1 peter 2. In this way, 1 peter might be called the job of the new testament, providing encouragement for the true believer to continue on in the way that jesus has laid out for all his followers.
Peter encourages them with a vision of an incorruptible and undefiled inheritance that doesnt fade away, reserved in heaven for you 1. He was born in bethsaida and lived in capernaum where he followed the occupation of fishing. It is appointed that those who are disobedient to the word should stumble over jesus. You are royal priests,a a holy nation, gods very own possession. Peter clearly understands that satan is somewhere in the picture, and he wants us to be encouraged, to be filled with hope, because these ungodly people, though they appear to be gaining strength, are still under gods control.
No peoplegods people 9 but you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for gods own possession, that you may proclaim the excellence of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. The direct address, brethren, is a mark of this increased earnestness, and also assures those addressed that they are not included among the mere nominal christians described in. May 14, 2017 as israel was called into being as the people of god to live out gods mission to the world the meaning of a kingdom of priests, with priests being those who bridge between god and others, so those who read 1 peter as scripture are identified as gods own possession to testify to gods wonderful acts 2. He was called barjonah because his father was named jonah. Read 1 peter 2 commentary using matthew henry commentary on the whole bible complete. Peter was originally introduced to jesus by his brother andrew, who had. May 22, 2011 working preacher is a ministry brought to you by luther seminary. Evil speaking, which is detraction, speaking against another, or defaming him. Peter uses language that had been used to describe gods special relationship with israel. Of all people, we who have left the worldwide church of god wcg in the past decade should be most aware of the antinomian spirit working in the church of god. You can find the best commentary on 1 peter for you using the tools on the right side. I only read the 1 peter section of the book but i presume the sections on 2 peter and jude are of similar quality.
T he book of 1 peter was written specifically to the christians who were scattered during the persecutions of the first century. The material in this letters bears definite resemblance to his messages in the book of acts. As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of gods varied grace. However with israels rejection of jesus christ 1 peter 2.
The direct address, brethren, is a mark of this increased earnestness, and also assures those addressed that they are not included among the mere nominal christians described in the preceding verse. The letter teaches, for example, that christ is the stone rejected by the builder 2. Achtemeier is clear and thorough in his exegesis and engages very well with the scholarship of his day the commentary was published in 1996. He holds up the prospect of rewards that they will experience in the future 1.
Armstrong had as their goal the removal of gods law, particularly the sabbath, from the churchs beliefs. What does it mean that jesus and believers are living stones in 1 peter 2. In the old testament, god promised many good things to the jews. Size the connection this chapter has with other new testament writings on the subject was pointed out by paine, who observed that the warnings here are somewhat after the manner of acts 20. You shall be a kingdom of priests and a holy nation. He told us of the grace that came to us in jesus, predicted by the prophets of old 1 peter 1. Their election is first, and election is the source and fountain of all the other blessings and characteristics that distinguish them from others who are appointed to destruction emphasis mine. This book is part of a 9 volume set that includes seven volumes of the sda bible commentary, the sda bible dictionary and a special supplement to the commentary, volume 7a which contains pertinent ellen g. The working preacher team believes that god uses good biblical preaching to change lives.
As a result, you can show others the goodness of god, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light. Look at the book god treasures you, but not because of you 1 peter 2. Introductory verses 1 peter, an apostle of jesus christ, to the chosen ones who are living as foreigners in the dispersion in pontus, galatia, cappadocia, asia, and bithynia, 2 according to the foreknowledge of god the father. However, there is indication some of his readers were gentile converts who had come to believe in god through jesus cf. Then they become his people, the people who belong to him. The books of samuel, kings, and chronicles clearly portray the external flaws in. We can hardly approach the rock portion of 1 peter 2 independently of what has preceded it. Constables notes on 1 peter 2020 edition in contrast, there has been much controversy over the authorship of 2 peter. Keep a notebook handy to jot down questions, ideas and applications.
It is appointed that those who are disobedient to the word should stumble over. First peter focuses on the importance of believers bearing up under unjust suffering yet continuing to live well 1 peter 2. Peter first sent this letter to believers living in the northern regions of asia. David guzik commentary on 1 peter 2, where peter explains how to come to jesus. Their election is first, and election is the source and fountain of all the other blessings and characteristics that distinguish them from others who are appointed to destruction emphasis.
Exhortation resumed, with still more earnestness, for the reasons just stated in 2peter 1. However, the content of the book is applicable to all christians at any time and is a general book of encouragement for spiritual growth. Visit our library of inductive bible studies for more in depth inductive studies on this and other books of the bible you can use in your small group. The doctrinal changes that began to be instituted mere months after the death of herbert w. In verses 4 10, peter says that god has now given these good things to the church.
They stumble, being disobedient to the word, to which they also were appointed. Now he goes further, writing of the grace that is to be brought to you when jesus comes back. In verses 410, peter says that god has now given these good things to the church. The means of obtaining it, the word of god, is recommended, and all contrary qualities are condemned 1 peter 2. Mar 03, 2020 what does it mean that jesus and believers are living stones in 1 peter 2. An outcome of this production was the new testament for english readers 4 vols. Study the bible online using commentary on 1 peter 2 and more. The high calling, dignity, and duties of the new and spiritual israel, 1 peter 2. What does it mean that women are the weaker vessel 1 peter 3. Believers are cautioned against false teachers, and the certainty of their punishment shown from examples. Its character is unfolded in a series of terms originally given to the literal israel, and entirely applicable to the new and spiritual.1284 167 1083 1037 1139 644 1225 61 1037 1142 1223 384 312 783 1419 1485 346 1551 1412 642 1343 1372 1081 1521 1278 1461 818 111 1053 171 634 777 1364 550 713