Category Archives: 1 Peter

Joy in the Midst of Trials: A Quick Look at Three Passages

By | April 20, 2024

Some passages timelessly encourage believers in the midst of trials. What follows is a quick look at three such passages—Romans 5:3–5, James 1:2–4, and 1 Peter 1:6–9. We briefly examine their common themes to encourage us today. Trial Both James and Peter speak of “trials” (peirasmos), a word that can focus on the aspect of… Read More »

What Does It Mean to Be a Busybody?

By | July 20, 2023

Three verses in the New Testament refer to a busybody—2 Thessalonians 3:11, 1 Timothy 5:13, and 1 Peter 4:15. The following briefly explores the meaning of busybody in each verse. 2 Thessalonians 3:11 For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies. “Busybodies” in this verse… Read More »

Suffering Unjustly Like Jesus

By | March 29, 2023

In speaking to servants in 1 Peter 2:18–25, Peter says much to everyone about suffering unjustly. Specifically, servants are to be subject and respectful toward their masters and even to the ones who treat them unjustly (1 Pet 2:18, 20). Generally, whether one has an earthly master or not, every Christian should respect all people,… Read More »