Bible Study: I Peter 1:6-9 The Tools of Endurance

Our verses tonight begin to show us something of a pathway to endurance. Let’s recall that Peter is writing to the suffering, to the elect pilgrims, those chosen to be loved by God and chosen to be scattered for the gospel. His desire is to build endurance for and offer comfort in their suffering. The first words of verse 6 connect back to the theme of verse 5, Peter addresses the reality they are facing by putting their attention on their reason for rejoicing and reminding them that they also have something worth remembering. I believe these verses begin to show us that two of the tools of endurance are rejoicing and remembering, but the key is the focus of those tools, why do we rejoice and what should we remember?

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