King James Bible - New Testament First Epistle of Peter
First Epistle of Peter
Peter writes to strangers throughout the world to be obedient to Christ.
Whoever follows the ways of Jesus will inherit salvation. Faith is more precious than gold. These things have been revealed and must be passed on. They should be holy like Christ. Jesus died and rose so that they would believe. If they are born again in him they will be incorruptible. The word endures forever but "all flesh is grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away." First Epistle of Peter, 1:24.
Men should lay aside all malice and be as newborn babes. Jesus is the cornerstone of their homes. They should be people of God and speak out against evildoers. Men should submit to their leaders and use what liberties they have for God's will. Who does no sin is guileless. When a sheep goes astray, God is the shepherd. Wives should submit to their husbands. Men and women should be of one mind together. Christ died for their sins and is the right hand of God in heaven. They should honor Christ and not sin. Charity should be practiced and men should minister to the ignorant.
Men should delight if they are reproached for speaking the words of Christ. They should not suffer for sins but for righteousness. Peter exhorts the city to lead their flocks well and follow the Lord.