Speaker: Daniel Deininger
Date: July 5, 2023
First Peter 1:3-9 is a passage from the New Testament of the Bible that belongs to the First Epistle of Peter. Here’s a summary of the verses:
Verse 3: Peter starts by praising God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, for His abundant mercy. He acknowledges that God has caused us to be born again into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
Verse 4: Peter explains that this living hope gives believers an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, which is kept in heaven for them.
Verse 5: Peter reassures the readers that, by God’s power, they are being guarded through faith for the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.
Verse 6: Despite their present trials, Peter encourages the believers to rejoice in this hope, even though they may suffer various trials for a little while.
Verse 7: Peter explains that the genuineness of their faith is being tested through these trials, which is more precious than gold. He compares their faith to gold that is tested by fire and purified, leading to praise, glory, and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.
Verse 8: Peter emphasizes that although they have not seen Jesus, they love Him. Their faith in Him fills them with an inexpressible and glorious joy, which is the outcome of their faith.
Verse 9: Peter concludes by noting that the outcome of their faith is the salvation of their souls. He highlights that this salvation was the goal of the prophets of old, who prophesied about the grace that would come to believers.
In these verses, Peter encourages his audience to find hope and joy in their faith, even in the midst of trials, and reminds them of the ultimate salvation that awaits them through their faith in Jesus Christ.