1 Peter 2



1 Peter 2 underscores the believers' identity as living stones in a spiritual house, their call to holy living and submission to authorities, and the example of Christ's suffering and patience in the face of injustice. The chapter encourages believers to live out their faith with endurance and humility, even in challenging circumstances.


  1. Long for Pure Spiritual Milk (1 Peter 2:1-3): Peter encourages believers to rid themselves of malice, deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander. Instead, they are to crave pure spiritual milk, indicating the nourishment of God's Word for spiritual growth.
  2. Living Stones and a Spiritual House (1 Peter 2:4-10): Peter uses the imagery of living stones to describe believers as being built into a spiritual house, with Jesus Christ as the cornerstone. He emphasizes the honor and identity of believers as a chosen and royal priesthood, a holy nation, and God's special possession.
  3. Submission to Authorities (1 Peter 2:11-17): Peter instructs believers to live honorable lives among the Gentiles, submitting to human authorities for the Lord's sake. This submission is not only to avoid punishment but to show respect and honor to those in authority.
  4. Suffering for Doing Good (1 Peter 2:18-25): Peter addresses the topic of slaves submitting to their masters, even in unjust situations. He encourages endurance in suffering for doing good, pointing to Christ as the ultimate example of patiently enduring unjust treatment.
  5. Christ's Example of Suffering (1 Peter 2:21-25): Peter elaborates on the example of Christ's suffering, emphasizing his innocence, his patient response to abuse, and his sacrificial death for the sins of humanity. Believers are called to follow in Christ's footsteps, enduring suffering with patience and trust in God.