Bible Study: I Peter 1:3-5 “Inheritance”

Peter was writing to a people in an unstable world, they found themselves facing persecution, displacement and even death. His encouragement was not to tell them that things would be okay, that the trouble would pass or even to command them to make the world they lived in better. Peter, who had already established the identity of his friends as elected by God and strangers on earth, turned their attention from the temporary to the eternal, he pointed them to the “inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade”, he reminded them that they had experienced a “new birth” and so, God was their Father and He was currently and would always shield them with His power. Tonight we will focus on how to live securely in our inheritance in an increasingly insecure world.

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