The first letter of Peter reminds us that as believers, we have been set apart from this world and set apart for God through the person and work of Jesus. This place is not our home.
Written to the “elect exiles of the dispersion,” 1 Peter explores the unique tension of living as sojourners in a foreign land. When we experience suffering and discomfort, it’s natural for us to turn inward and focus on ourselves. However, Peter calls us to turn to God and focus on Him. As God’s people, we are set apart to carry and proclaim Jesus back into the darkness from which we were rescued.