1 Peter Preview: Lawrence Farley (Chapter 2)

*In preparation from teaching through 1 Peter, I am beginning to sift through commentaries. The first is by Eastern Orthodox Father, Lawrence Farley in Universal Truth: The Catholic Epistles.*

These are just some of the highlights from chapter two.

2:1

"For the purpose of forming a loving community...renounce all guile, all manipulation, all words springing from ulterior motives. Also, they must shun hypocrisies, acts of insincerity whereby we feign a loving attitude but act spitefully behind someone's back." (pg. 72)

2:2

"Assuming that they have truly experienced for themselves how sweet the ways of holiness are, Peter says, doubtless they will want more!" (pg. 73)

2:11

"Sojourners are those who live in one place although they were born and belong elsewhere… They can always be recognized by the natives as foreigners." (pg. 76)

2:16

"Christians, though free men, have their spiritual freedom rooted in being the slaves of God, and slaves should not find obedience demeaning." (pg. 78)

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