A Clay Jar

But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. (2 Cor. 4:7 NIV)

mystery of salvation 1 Peter 1:10-12

1 Peter: The Mystery of Salvation (1:10-12)

After talking about the salvation we are receiving, and looking forward to, Peter takes a look back at those who initially wrote about it. The Old Testament prophets wrote under the inspiration of God. But that does not mean they always fully understood the message God gave to them. Peter says that they searched intently to understand the mystery of salvation that they wrote about. But it was kept hidden until it was fulfilled in Christ.

An Introduction to First Peter

1 Peter: An Introduction

First Peter is a very practical letter written to scattered believers who are suffering for their faith. It is a letter full of encouragement and challenge.