Re:Verse passage – 1 Peter 5:1-6 (day seven)
… as your fellow elder and witness of the sufferings of Christ. vs 1b
Peter is quick to remind us that he was with Jesus during His earthly ministry, but Peter didn’t need to spell this out so plainly for us. The very stories where we see Peter being taught by Jesus in the gospels are seen clearly as the foundation of his theology in his writings.
Gospel: Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time, “Do you love Me?” […] Jesus said to him, “Tend My sheep.” John 21:17
1 Peter: … shepherd the flock of God among you. vs 2
Gospel: For the Son of Man is going to come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and will then repay every man according to his deeds. Matthew 16:27
1 Peter: And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory. vs 4
Gospel: He got up from supper, and laid aside His garments; and taking a towel, He girded Himself. Then He poured water into the basin, and began to wash the disciples’ feet. John 13:4-5
1 Peter: [Gird] yourselves with humility toward one another. vs 5
Peter’s everyday language was changed because of his time with Jesus. How are you different from your time with Jesus?