Read 1 Peter 1 – May God give you more and more grace and peace.
Peter is writing to the people of modern day Turkey (Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia 1:1) to comfort and encourage them in a season of persecution. This letter was written around 63 A.D. – Jesus was crucified in 33 A.D. It is a mere 30 years later and Christianity is still considered fringe by the masses…. And common people tend to treat non-conformists with hostility, much like today.
Peter reminds them of their hope due to God’s mercy, Jesus’ resurrection and their Salvation(1:3). He assures them by their faith, God is protecting them (1:5). He doesn’t sugar-coat the truth that there will be trials, but encourages them to take joy over the fact that these trials reveal their faith to be genuine and will ultimately result in great praise, glory and honor when Jesus is revealed to the whole world(1:6-7).
Beloved, read these words, pray for the Holy Spirits lead as you navigate the trials of life in this world.🙏🏻🕊📖🤗📖🕊🙏🏻