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God Is Righteous in Electing
2 Peter 1:1-2
The Central Idea: Peter, a Jewish Apostle of Jesus the Messiah, is writing to elect Gentiles in order that they may have grace and peace.
Published June 1st, 2012
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2008-11-28 15:44:39
2008-12-27 17:12:05
The Central Idea: Peter, a Jewish Apostle of Jesus the Messiah, is writing to elect Gentiles in order that they may have grace and peace. Explanations: 1a - I seems the implied verb here is "am writing." So, we have, "I (Peter) am writing to God's elect." In this sense, I probably shouldn't have broken out 1b from 1a, but this is such a short piece and I wanted to highlight what I'm seeing in 1b and 1c. Marking the relationship as a Locative is also questionable, but that's what I get for divorcing the subject from the predicate. 2a - I think I am following Dr. Scott Hafemann here in finding a relationship between the verse 1 and 2. The blessing stated is the ultimate purpose of Peter's writing the letter. 2b - The manner in which the blessing will be accomplished is in agreement with Peter's purpose for writing. Just as the blessing will come about through the "knowledge of God and of Jesus," so Peter writes of the same. Insights: 1a - Simeon : It appears that Peter is highlighting his own Jewish heritage in this letter to the Gentiles. At the same time, he is also showing how the Gentiles are now taking part in those same blessings by noting that they have now been chosen by God as well. 1a - Slave : "Peter’s focus here is less on his humility than on his God-given authority (see Gen. 32:10; Jdg. 2:8; Ps. 89:3; Je. 26:5; Am. 3:7), Dick Lucas, page 31. 1b - Obtained by lot: In Luke 1:8-9 we find the following, "Now while he was serving as priest before God when his division was on duty, according to the custom of the priesthood, he was chosen by lot to enter the temple of the Lord and burn incense." Also, in John 19:24 we find, "'So they said to one another, 'Let us not tear it, but cast lots for it to see whose it shall be.' This was to fulfill the Scripture which says, 'They divided my garments among them, and for my clothing they cast lots .'" Peter is using the image of the casting of lots as a corresponding concept to election. It is as if he is trying to show that God is not into playing favorites. 1b - Like Faith : So, just as God chose Israel of Old, so also, in his righteousness, he has now chosen to include the Gentiles in his merciful story. And Finally, the purpose of this election is the giving of faith. This is the same manner in which Abraham was brought into fellowship with God. It was not by works, but by granting to Abraham a deep faith. 1c - Righteousness : In fact, if this is the right way to think about God's election, then it makes sense that he juxtaposes the concept of election with God's righteousness. As he is the impartial (righteous) judge, so also he is the impartial (righteous) sovereign in election. I might also note that, just as we see here that the concept of election is tied closely to God's righteousness, which means none should complain about anything being unfair when they think about election, so also, Paul's corresponding concept is God's love (see Ephesians 1: "In love he predestined us). In this way, the Bible always gives us a positive lens through which we should consider and speak about God's election. Our Faith Has Been Given to Us: It is very easy for those who have been chosen by God to slip into an lazy state. Since we recognize that we did nothing to deserve God's merciful election, we can be tempted by Satan to slough. So Paul must do battle with such thoughts in his writings, and now we see Peter doing a similar battle in this letter. Peter is taking the concept of election and using it as a key enticement into pursuing godliness. "Because faith and everything has been given to you for life and godliness, therefore, be godly!" The giving of everything we need for life and godliness is what follows hard on this introductory passage.
10000000003327 3327 Notes 2008-11-28 15:44:39 2008-12-27 17:12:05 The Central Idea: Peter, a Jewish Apostle of Jesus the Messiah, is writing to elect Gentiles in order that they may have grace and peace. Explanations: 1a - I seems the implied verb here is "am writing." So, we have, "I (Peter) am writing to God's elect." In this sense, I probably shouldn't have broken out 1b from 1a, but this is such a short piece and I wanted to highlight what I'm seeing in 1b and 1c. Marking the relationship as a Locative is also questionable, but that's what I get for divorcing the subject from the predicate. 2a - I think I am following Dr. Scott Hafemann here in finding a relationship between the verse 1 and 2. The blessing stated is the ultimate purpose of Peter's writing the letter. 2b - The manner in which the blessing will be accomplished is in agreement with Peter's purpose for writing. Just as the blessing will come about through the "knowledge of God and of Jesus," so Peter writes of the same. Insights: 1a - Simeon : It appears that Peter is highlighting his own Jewish heritage in this letter to the Gentiles. At the same time, he is also showing how the Gentiles are now taking part in those same blessings by noting that they have now been chosen by God as well. 1a - Slave : "Peter’s focus here is less on his humility than on his God-given authority (see Gen. 32:10; Jdg. 2:8; Ps. 89:3; Je. 26:5; Am. 3:7), Dick Lucas, page 31. 1b - Obtained by lot: In Luke 1:8-9 we find the following, "Now while he was serving as priest before God when his division was on duty, according to the custom of the priesthood, he was chosen by lot to enter the temple of the Lord and burn incense." Also, in John 19:24 we find, "'So they said to one another, 'Let us not tear it, but cast lots for it to see whose it shall be.' This was to fulfill the Scripture which says, 'They divided my garments among them, and for my clothing they cast lots .'" Peter is using the image of the casting of lots as a corresponding concept to election. It is as if he is trying to show that God is not into playing favorites. 1b - Like Faith : So, just as God chose Israel of Old, so also, in his righteousness, he has now chosen to include the Gentiles in his merciful story. And Finally, the purpose of this election is the giving of faith. This is the same manner in which Abraham was brought into fellowship with God. It was not by works, but by granting to Abraham a deep faith. 1c - Righteousness : In fact, if this is the right way to think about God's election, then it makes sense that he juxtaposes the concept of election with God's righteousness. As he is the impartial (righteous) judge, so also he is the impartial (righteous) sovereign in election. I might also note that, just as we see here that the concept of election is tied closely to God's righteousness, which means none should complain about anything being unfair when they think about election, so also, Paul's corresponding concept is God's love (see Ephesians 1: "In love he predestined us). In this way, the Bible always gives us a positive lens through which we should consider and speak about God's election. Our Faith Has Been Given to Us: It is very easy for those who have been chosen by God to slip into an lazy state. Since we recognize that we did nothing to deserve God's merciful election, we can be tempted by Satan to slough. So Paul must do battle with such thoughts in his writings, and now we see Peter doing a similar battle in this letter. Peter is taking the concept of election and using it as a key enticement into pursuing godliness. "Because faith and everything has been given to you for life and godliness, therefore, be godly!" The giving of everything we need for life and godliness is what follows hard on this introductory passage. notes
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Συμεὼν Πέτρος δοῦλος καὶ ἀπόστολος Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ
Simeon Peter, a slave and an apostle of Jesus Christ,
τοῖς ἰσότιμον ἡμῖν λαχοῦσιν πίστιν
To those who have obtained by lot a faith of like kind to ours
ἐν δικαιοσύνῃ τοῦ θεοῦ ἡμῶν καὶ σωτῆρος Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ
by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ.
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χάρις ὑμῖν καὶ εἰρήνη πληθυνθείη
Grace and peace be multiplied to you
ἐν ἐπιγνώσει τοῦ θεοῦ καὶ Ἰησοῦ τοῦ κυρίου ἡμῶν
by the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.
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