2 Peter 1:12-21, Peter’s Approaching Death, The Trustworthy Prophetic Word.
1 Peter 4:12-19, Suffering for God’s Glory.
1 Peter 4:1-11, Christ’s Suffering and Ours, Serving for God’s Glory.
1 Peter 2:11-25, Living Before the World, Submission to Government, Submission to Masters.
1 Peter 1:13-25, Be Holy, The Enduring Word.
1 Peter 1:1-12, Greeting to Elect Pilgrims, A Heavenly Inheritance, Living Before God our Father.
Today we read the last chapter of the first letter of the Apostle Peter and two chapters of Ezekiel.
1 Peter 5. Elders, shepherd the flock, not for filthy lucre, but being examples of service and submission to God, in due time receiving a crown. Resist the devil, look to God “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” The letter ends with farewell greetings.
Ezekiel 44. The East Gate is to remain shut (this is important prophecy), only the Prince may sit inside the gate. Only clean people are are admitted to the temple, and there are many laws concerning priests.
Ezekiel 45. The dimensions of the holy district are defined, the properties of the city and as for the prince, execute justice, live in peace and live under the laws governing the prince, including keeping the feasts.
Today we read the fourth chapter of the first letter of the Apostle Peter and two chapters of Ezekiel.
1 Peter 4. The apostle urged the believers to serve God as the end of all things is near. He told them to practice hospitality to the glory of Jesus Christ, and also not to be surprised when they suffer, remember it will be much worse for those who do not believe.
Ezekiel 42. The Prophet outlined the chambers for the priests and the dimensions of the temple.
Ezekiel 43. In his vision the Prophet saw the glory of the LORD returning to the temple, the Lord’s dwelling place, the altar and the consecrating thereof.
Today we read the third chapter of the first letter of the Apostle Peter and one chapter of Ezekiel.
1 Peter 3. The apostle speaks of submission, and it is mutual, both for husbands and wives, joint heirs with Christ. We are called to be a blessing, even during suffering for doing right, “be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear.” Remember Christ’s suffering and our redemption through his death and resurrection. Remember also Noah, 8 in all were saved to new life.
Ezekiel 41. The prophet continued describing the dimensions of the Sanctuary, the side chambers on the wall, the building at the western end and the design of the temple area.