Monday, September 21, 2009

1 Peter 1:3

1 Peter 1:3 says:

Blessed be the God and Father
>Of our Lord Jesus Christ
>>Who according to His abundant mercy
>>>Has begotten us again
>>To a living hope
>Through the resurrection of Jesus Christ
From the dead.

This structure highlights the great reversal that God the Father has accomplished "from the dead." It also centers the point of our being "begotten again." The parallels of "Jesus Christ" suggest that the Sonship of Christ is in view in Christ's resurrection. He is declared to be the Son of God with power in the resurrection from the dead (Rom. 1:4). And the glorious thing is that we are the ones being "begotten again." Our status is the status of sons, the status of the Son raised from the dead.

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