Writing from his prison cell, Peter deeply empathized with the believers spread throughout the Jewish Diaspora, for he, too, was exiled from his home, he was also enduring abuse, persecution, and the prospect of a grim execution. He understood what it meant to live out an authentic faith, a transformed life, in the public and hostile gaze of an unbelieving world.
The ink in Peter’s quill was metaphorically drawn from his own suffering and sacrifice.
Therefore, first Peter wrote of the practical, daily ways believers can live the Word, and now Peter would write about how to suffer well, to suffer nobly in the power of the Spirit of Christ, taking the example of Christ, and in a very real way, experiencing Christ’s own life.
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