1 Peter 2_1_10
1 Peter 2:1-10
Relationship to the Cornerstone separates people into two groups.
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Published April 28th, 2019
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Main point summary
Discarding the old ways, believe in the cornerstone to avoid shame and receive the honor of being God's holy people, for His glory.
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1 Peter 2:1-10
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j So put away all malice
and all deceit
and hypocrisy
and envy
and all slander.
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k Like newborn infants,
long for the pure spiritual l milk,
that by it you may grow up into salvation—
actionpurpose
if indeed you have m tasted that the Lord is good.
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As you come to him,
a living stone n rejected by men
but in the sight of God chosen and precious,
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o you yourselves like living stones are being built up as p a spiritual house,
to be q a holy priesthood,
r to offer spiritual sacrifices s acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
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For it stands in Scripture:
t “Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a cornerstone chosen and precious,
u and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame.”
So the honor is for you who v believe,
but for those who v do not believe,
w “The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone,” 1
and x “A stone of stumbling,
and a rock of offense.”
They stumble
because they disobey the word,
y as they were destined to do.
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But you are z a chosen race,
a a royal b priesthood,
c a holy nation,
d a people for his own possession,
that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you e out of darkness into f his marvelous light.
g Once you were not a people,
but now you are God’s people;
once you had not received mercy,
but now you have received mercy.
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1 Peter 2:1-10
Born anew into maturity.
So put away all malice
and all deceit
Content
and hypocrisy
and envy
and all slander.
Like newborn infants,
Comparison
long for the pure spiritual milk,
that ... you may grow up
Purpose
by it
Means
into salvation—
Destination
if indeed you have tasted
Condition
that the Lord is good.
Both priest and sacrifice.
As you come to him,
Manner
a living stone
rejected by men
but ... chosen and precious,
Distinction
in the sight
Locative
of God
Possessive
you yourselves ... are being built up
like living stones
as a spiritual house,
Standard
to be a holy priesthood,
to offer spiritual sacrifices
acceptable to God
through Jesus Christ.
Agency
Believe and avoid shame.
For it stands
Ground
in Scripture:
Source
“Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone,
a cornerstone
chosen and precious,
and ... will not be put to shame.”
Result
whoever believes
in him
Reference
Believers honored; unbelievers fallen.
So the honor is for you
Advantage
who believe,
but for those
Disadvantage
who do not believe,
“The stone ... has become the cornerstone,”
that the builders rejected
and “A stone of stumbling,
and a rock of offense.”
They stumble
because they disobey the word,
as they were destined to do.
Chosen by His mercy for His Glory.
But you are a chosen race,
a royal priesthood,
a holy nation,
a people
for his own possession,
purpose
that you may proclaim the excellencies
of him
Attributed
who called you
out of darkness
Separation
into his marvelous light.
Once you were not a people,
but now you are God’s people;
Substitution
once you had not received mercy,
but now you have received mercy.
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Notes
1-3: Be born anew, throwing off the old ways, to grow in maturity in faith. 4-5: You are becoming both a priest and a sacrifice. 6: Believe in the cornerstone and avoid shame. 7-8: The believers receive honor from the stone but the unbelievers stumble over it. 9-10: By God's mercy, you are a chosen people of God for His glory. Summary : Discarding the old ways, believe in the cornerstone to avoid shame and receive the honor of being God's holy people, for His glory. Doctrines : New birth. Salvation. Christ. Priesthood of believers. Sacrifice. Mercy. Purple: commands. Green: Blessings. Descriptions of believers. Red: evil. Descriptions of non believers. Highlight: Main message. We are to: Put away malice. Long to grow to spiritual maturity. Allow ourselves to be build up by Him. Proclaim the good news. Feel gratitude. Act differently. Why? Because: You have received mercy. You are now God's people. You are protected from shame before God. You have tasted that the Lord is good. You are alive in Christ. Symbolism : EBEN: Stone. Rock hard. Strong support. Immovable. Structure : Verse 6 is central with 1-5 and 7-10 relating to it in a Bilateral relationship in the bracket. Stone/cornerstone appear in v6 and "living stone" and "cornerstone" in 5 and 7 symmetrically. In v5, believers are built up but in v8 non-believers stumble. In v5, believers are acceptable to God but in v8 non-believers are an "offense" to God. In v1, we are told to put away malice and v10 gives us the reason: because we have received mercy.
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