BMS Updates

Verse of the Day (November 2, 2019)

Verse of the Day (November 2, 2019) #BMSeminary – In recalling prophecies like Hosea 2:23, Peter is likely referring to God’s gracious inclusion of the Gentiles in his saving purposes. It is important for the harmony of the church that both Gentiles and former Jews know that God has made a new people that transcends old divisions. “A chosen race” and “a holy nation” (1 Pet. 2:9) specifically includes the consecration of sinners into new creations, but it also corporately involves the consecration of aliens and strangers into true Israel (cf. Rom. 9:6; 11:25; 1 Cor. 12:13; Gal. 3:28; Col. 3:11). Now that through the gospel the church is inaugurated and growing, Peter urges God’s people to exhibit their newness and freeness (1 Pet. 2:11–12) as a witness to their identity in Christ. In verses 9–12, Peter reminds Christians that holiness means not just being set apart from something (sin and its worldly systems) but being set apart for something (God’s glory). God’s “mercy” (v. 10) leads to a certain kind of “conduct” (v. 12). (Gospel Transformation Study Bible)

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