--1 Peter i. Verse. That is the sum of religion--an all-comprehensive precept which includes a great deal more than the world's morality, and which changes the coldness of that into something blessed, by referring all our purity to the Lord that called us. Most connect it with the begat, the two clauses introduced by ‘unto’ being regarded as dependent on the same verb, and the latter clause defining the former more nearly. 1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, 2 Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied. Heb. And that fadeth not away - That never decays in its value, sweetness, or beauty, like all the enjoyments of this world, like the garlands of leaves or flowers, with which the ancient conquerors were wont to be crowned. On referring to most of the commentaries in my possession, I cannot find that they have a right idea, In the text there are three points which, I think, will well repay our very serious attention. I have heard it quoted ten thousand times for my own comfort, but I never understood it till a day or two ago. One may well wonder where a Galilean fisherman got the impulse that lifted him to such a height; one may well wonder that he ventured to address such wide, absolute, 'If ye call on Him as Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man's work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear.' --1 Peter i. Three gracious words! there was a need be. 2 Peter 1:4 - KJV. 2 Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied. The Authorized Version or King James Version (KJV), 1611, 1769. 1 Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin; 2 That he no longer should live the … ... 1Pe 1:4 - To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, Tools. In fact, he who were to apply it perfectly would be a perfect Christian: for a life of which every word and deed were said and done in the name of the Lord Jesus, would be a life indeed worthy of the children of God, and such, "He is Faithful that Promised." By which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire. Thy heavenly Father loves thee too much, and too tenderly, to bestow harsher correction than thy case requires? At all events, whether there is here a distinct, 'In Whom, though now ye see Him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory.' I have detached these three clauses from their surroundings, not because I desire to treat them fragmentarily, but because we thereby throw into stronger relief the writer's purpose to bring out the identity of the Old and the New Revelation, the fact that Christ and His sufferings are the centre of the world's, "Let us go on to perfection." 'If ye call on Him as Father,' when ye pray, say, 'Our Father which art in heaven.' 13. There is something very remarkable in the prominence given to hope in the New Testament, and in the power ascribed to it to order a noble life. 1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,. 6:1. I have detached these three clauses from their surroundings, not because I desire to treat them fragmentarily, but because we thereby throw into stronger relief the writer's purpose to bring out the identity of the Old and the New Revelation, the fact that Christ and His sufferings are the centre of the world's …Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians, Peter,John, On Perfection"Let us go on to perfection." 1 Peter 1:4 King James Version << James 5 | 1 Peter 1 | 1 Peter 2 >> 4 To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, Related Commentaries for 1 Peter 1. 1 Peter 4:12, ESV: "Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you." In the first place, HIS HEAVINESS. 2 Peter 1:1–4 * || Simon Peter, a a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained b like precious faith with us c through the righteousness † of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ: 2 d Grace and peace be multiplied unto you e through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, Having lifted his readers' hopes to that great Future, when they would attain to, 'Of which salvation the prophets have inquired and searched diligently ... the things which are now reported unto you ... which things the angels desire to look into.' Heb. This is one of the most unfortunate texts in the Bible. Is it loss of health, or loss of wealth, or loss of beloved friends? 'If ye call on Him as Father,' when ye pray, say, 'Our Father which art in heaven.' --1 Peter i. Bible > KJV > 1 Peter 4 1 Peter 4 King James Bible: Par Living for God's Glory. Outside of the United Kingdom, the KJV is in the public domain. This, like the other general rules of the gospel, is familiar enough to us all in its own words; but we are very apt to forbear making the application of it. One may well wonder where a Galilean fisherman got the impulse that lifted him to such a height; one may well wonder that he ventured to address such wide, absolute …Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians, Peter,John, Father and Judge'If ye call on Him as Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man's work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear.' To an inheritance - Through the resurrection of the Lord Jesus we now cherish the hope of that future inheritance in heaven. The hope is not merely of eternal existence, but we become heirs of God, joint heirs with Christ. --1 PETER i. “To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,” 1Pe 1:4 To an inheritance. 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