"Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ." - Jerome

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

1 Peter Study

We are now in the second half of Chapter 1.
Thought for the theme from John Calvin (my commentator of choice): "The main point of this epistle is to raise us above the world, in order that we may be prepared and encouraged to sustain the spiritual contests of our warefare."
In other words: 1 Peter fosters joy in hope of 'future grace.' (to steal John Piper's phrase)

1 comment:

Aaron said...

I note that often when Peter is using present tense he is still talking about Future Grace or Future Joy. "Receiving the end of your faith" and so forth. I agree that it really is about future grace/joy. Once I got on this line of thought I see more and more commentaries evidence to back it up. Luther, Calvin, Macarthur….