a. Luke-Acts Therefore it is also contained in the Scripture, “Behold, I lay in Zion a chief cornerstone, elect, precious, and he who believes on Him will by no means be put to shame.” Therefore, to you who believe, He is precious; but to those who are disobedient, “The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone,” and “A stone of stumbling and a rock of offense.” They stumble, being disobedient to the word, to which they also were appointed. He also bore our sins as sin-bearing substitute, and provided for our healing (by whose stripes you were healed). Minor Prophets To say nothing of strong meat, they do not even get milk. -------------------- —Identical with the last clause of 1Peter 1:2, and with no other greeting in any Epistle.What follows here is peculiar to this Epistle, which begins and ends with grace and knowledge. The Old Testament A holy priesthood: The believer is his own priest before God. Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year. Simon Peter, a bondservant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have obtained like precious faith with us by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ: Tools. Pentateuch General Epistles How those who have come to Jesus are to live. a. Since the text and audio content provided by BLB represent a Johannine Writings A new life needs suitable food. Even a living stone cannot build something great for God as it sits all on its own. Pagans said that at communion Christians ate the flesh and drank the blood of a baby in a cannibalistic ritual. i. A. And as much as Israel had sacrifices, so Christians offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God. Jesus is first called the living stone; then we are called living stones. Pauline Epistles In a sense, we all are. Pentateuch Luke-Acts Major Prophets Please see Blue Letter Bible's Privacy Policy for cookie usage details. Pentateuch 1 Peter 2:24 b, By whose stripes Isaiah 53:5, By his stripes were we are healed. “Is Jesus precious to your soul? Pauline Epistles c. To offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ: God does the work of building (being built), but we do the job of offering sacrifices pleasing to Him, as we come to Jesus as who we are – living stones, made by Him. Coming to Him as to a living stone: Peter’s picture here is that God is building a spiritual temple (a spiritual house) using living stones (Christians), those who have come to the ultimate living stone (Jesus). -------------------- I am writing to … Wisdom Literature For this is commendable, if because of conscience toward God one endures grief, suffering wrongfully. The Old Testament Pastor Chuck Smith was best known for his expository style of preaching, as he unpacked the truths of Scripture while working his way through the entire Bible from Genesis to Revelation. The provision for our healing (both physically and spiritually) is made by the sufferings (stripes) of Jesus. Prophets Since it is true that believers have a new life principle (chosen generation), a new access to God (royal priesthood), a new government (holy nation), and a new owner (His own special people), it will affect the way the believer lives life. These same titles were applied to Israel (Exodus 19:5-6, Deuteronomy 4:20, Deuteronomy 7:6, and Isaiah 43:20-21). When Charles Spurgeon was 16 years old, he preached his first sermon in a village cottage to a handful of poor people, and he chose for his text 1 Peter 2:7: “Unto you therefore which believe He is precious.” Spurgeon said that he didn’t think he could have preached on any other Bible passage, “but Christ was precious to my soul and I was in the flush of my youthful love, and I could not be silent when a precious Jesus was the subject.” (Spurgeon), ii. i. Pauline Epistles Our life is permanently changed by our identification with Jesus on the cross, even as the Apostle Paul described in Romans 6. i. The Gospels Read 2 Peter 1 commentary using Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible. Please see Blue Letter Bible's Privacy Policy for cookie usage details. Since the text and audio content provided by BLB represent a b. The Old Testament Because it stands at the corner, the same stone is the starting place for two walls. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point range of evangelical traditions, all of the ideas and principles conveyed When things are right, you don’t have to tell it to want the milk. -------------------- Pentateuch i. i. Johannine Writings God takes ordinary people; and because He works in them, they are special. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.a. Love the brotherhood. Which war against the soul: Peter understands that these fleshly lusts... war against the soul. Wisdom Literature Minor Prophets One way to know if a person has truly Biblical faith is to see if Jesus is truly precious to them. iii. Evil speaking: This ancient Greek word has more the idea of spicy and hurtful gossip than the idea of profane speech. They said that Christian “agape feasts” were wild orgies. John 3:16, Jesus faith love), The Whole Bible Therefore, laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking, as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby, if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious. As newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, Laying aside all malice, guile, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking, If indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious, offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God, To offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ, Behold, I lay in Zion a chief cornerstone, Therefore, to you who believe, He is precious, The stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief cornerstone, a stone of stumbling and a rock of offense, They stumble, being disobedient to the word, to which they also were appointed, Who once were not a people but are now the people of God, That you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light, Having your conduct honorable among the Gentiles, Therefore submit yourselves to every ordinance of man, That by doing good you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men, put to silence the ignorance of foolish men, Yet not using liberty as a cloak for vice, but as bondservants of God. He knew that those who never read the Bible will read our lives, so it is by doing good that we put to silence the ignorance of foolish men. d. They stumble, being disobedient to the word, to which they also were appointed: It is appointed that those who are disobedient to the word should stumble over Jesus. Minor Prophets For this is the will of God, that by doing good you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men; as free, yet not using liberty as a cloak for vice, but as bondservants of God. General Epistles (1Pe 2:6-8) The glory of the Chief Cornerstone. 4. As much as Israel had a priesthood, so Christians are a holy priesthood. i. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point Governments are a useful tool in resisting the effects of man’s fallen nature. For what credit is it if, when you are beaten for your faults, you take it patiently? It is a race, and this suggests its life principle. For the Lord’s sake: This is why we obey the government. I am Jesus Christ's servant and his apostle.. i. 1 This letter is from me, Simon Peter. b. The Baptismal Vow. Sermon Bible Commentary. 1 Peter 2:24 a, Who his own self Isaiah 53:12, He bare the sins bare our sins, etc. ii. And where will ye leave your glory?” (Clarke). Blue Letter Bible study tools make reading, searching and studying the Bible easy and rewarding. Pentateuch General Epistles Peter stated it here both to constantly remind Christians of the great work of Jesus on the cross, and to show them that even as the suffering of Jesus accomplished much, so their own suffering can be used of God. -------------------- 2 Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. They said that Christians were antisocial because they did not participate in society’s immoral entertainment. But Peter reminds us that fleshly lusts also war against the soul. -------------------- Coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious, you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. Minor Prophets That effect is described in the following verses. Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores. This is a humble, honest heart, willing to do what the Word of God says. Patiently: When he was reviled, he reviled not again (1 Peter 2:23); when they blasphemed him, mocked him, called him foul names, he was dumb, and opened not his mouth; when they went further, to real injuries, beating, buffeting, and crowning him with thorns, he threatened not; but committed both himself and his cause to God that judgeth righteously, who would in time clear his innocency, and avenge him … To whom will ye flee for help? 1. We have died to sins in the sense that our debt of sin and guilt was paid by Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross. i. By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. The Blue Letter Bible ministry and the BLB Institute hold to the historical, conservative Christian faith, which includes a firm belief in the inerrancy of Scripture. μοι, those who are in a strange country, and among a people not their own. Wisdom Literature (1Pe 2:9-10) The privileged place of God’s people. 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