that those who "were not a people now are God's people"
and are to follow in Christ's steps.
Christ gave an example for others
to follow in his steps
1 Peter is a letter
ascribed to Peter and sent to
Christians living in Asia Minor. The letter rejoices that Christians have
received an imperishable inheritance in heaven, although they have to
suffer for a while on earth (1). The author calls Christians to be holy
as God is holy, for they are a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's
own people (2). Christians have an example of suffering for what is right
in Jesus, and they are called to "follow in his steps" (2:21).
Christians must not be surprised at the fiery ordeal they face, but should
resist the devil and cast their cares upon God (4-5).
Pet 1:3-9 - A living hope
1 Pet 2:9-10
- God's own people