The end of all things is near. Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray. Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling (NIV).
In 1 Peter 4:2, we read that we should follow the will of God instead of “evil desires.”
The Bible repeatedly teaches backwards truth.
What appears best on the surface is often no better than the alternatives when you look more deeply.
As long as things are working together, as described in verses 22-26, things are on track.
The Wycliffe Easy English Bible Commentary is a helpful resource.
The main thing I remember from 1 Peter is the many names he uses for Christians.
Peter tells us that the natural process of decay will no longer exist in the future.
This is a big deal, completely different than our experience today.
I appreciate Peter’s writing style. He bounces around from idea to idea, and you never quite know where he’ll end up.
In verses 13-14, Peter shared his final greetings.
Silvanus, Mark, and other Babylonian believers send their greetings.