142. “A People for Possession” (peripoiēsis) 1 Peter 2:9.

In his summary description of the people of God one of the phrases Peter employs is “a people for possession (peripoiēsis)” (1 Peter 2:9). This terminology comes from Isaiah 43:20-21 where Yahweh addresses Israel, “my chosen race, my people whom … Continue reading

87. “Searching the Word” – A Prophetic Task
(eraunō/exeraunō 1 Peter 1:10-11)

We know that God spoke through selected people prophetically. Rarely do we consider, however, that these people themselves earnestly sought to discern the full meaning of the messages they were given to proclaim. The apostle, Peter, however, in his first … Continue reading

86. Getting Access to God (prosagein 1 Peter 3:18)

Within Jewish tradition gaining access to God was risky business. Those who saw God expected to die. When God gave instructions for building the Tabernacle, He was very careful to protect Himself from unwarranted human contact. Only the High Priest, … Continue reading