1 Peter 1:5-9

From Richard Mast

A – …you,  5 who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed

B – in the last time.

C –  6 In this you greatly rejoice,

D – though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials,

E – 7 that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire,

F – may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ, 

E’ – 8 whom having not seen you love.

D’ – Though now you do not see Him, yet believing,

C’ – you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory,

 B’ – 9  receiving the end of your faith

A’ – the salvation of your souls.

Reasoning:

A – You are kept for Salvation – A’ – Your soul’s salvation

B – The end of time – B’ – The end of faith your faith (also the end of time)

C – Greatly rejoice – C’ – Rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory

D – “Though now” grieved – D’ – “Though now” do not see

E – Genuine tried faith – E’ – “do not see” Faith is the “evidence of things not seen”

F – This all contributes to the Glory of Jesus at His Revelation.

One thought on “1 Peter 1:5-9”

  1. Thanks for setting out in summary the reasoning for the proposal. Maybe this is something all of us should think of doing as a good discipline.

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