1 John 2:6 says it this way, "Whoever claims to live in Him must walk as Jesus did."
Peter talks about those things that are precious about Jesus. "Now to you who believe, this stone is precious." 1 Peter 2:7
Precious trial of faith. 1:7
Precious blood. 1:19
Precious cornerstone. 2:4-6
Precious Christ. 2:7
Precious spirit. 3:4
Precious faith. 2 Peter 1:1
Precious promises. 2 Peter 1:4
We said it in an earlier blog, Paul is the apostle of faith; John the apostle of love; but Peter is the apostle of hope. Both the letters of Peter admonish us to grow in grace and glory while remembering the sufferings that accompany those who follow Jesus.
Peter has grown through all kinds of personal trials and has learned things about himself. His letters show a matured and seasoned man now. He is more than qualified to teach us how to live in and for Jesus.
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