Bible Word Study
"Precious" Things Found In The Epistles of Peter
Peter, in writing His Epistles, does what the Lord commissioned him to do:
"Strengthen thy brethren." While these brethren were those of thy own
people, believing Jews in dispersion, he also strengthens all other brethren.
He uses the word, "PRECIOUS" seven times in his two epistles.

1. The TRIAL OF FAITH is precious

1 Peter 1:7  That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than
of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto
praise and honor and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:

How then should we rejoice when faith is being tried, for in such trials the
Lord receives through His trusting children that which is more precious
than gold.

2. The BLOOD OF CHRIST is precious.
1Peter 1:19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without
blemish and without spot:

But who is able to know HOW precious that blood is? In the sight of God
it is the most precious thing. Should it not for us, who are washed in that
precious blood, be the same? And what judgment will come upon those
who deny the precious blood of the Son of God!

3. The LIVING STONE is precious.
1Peter 2:4 To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of
men, but chosen of God, and precious,

The Living Stone is the Lord Jesus Christ, the One sure Foundation upon
which all rests. The Stone which the builders reject has become the Head
of the corner and some day this living,
precious Stone will smite the
enemies and become the mountain filling the whole earth. (Daniel 2).

4. The CHIEF CORNERSTONE is precious.
1Peter 2:6  Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in
Zion a
chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him
shall not be confounded.

We are therefore "no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens
with the saints, and of the household of God; And are built upon the
foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the
chief corner stone." (Ephesians 2:19-20)
He is a precious cornerstone.

5. HE HIMSELF is precious.
1Peter 2:7  Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto
them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the
same is made the head of the corner,

To this every child of God says, "Amen." He is the One altogether lovely,
the chiefest among ten thousand. He is precious in all He is, in all He has
May HE daily become more precious to our hearts.

6. FAITH itself is precious.

2Peter 1:1 Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them
that have obtained like
precious faith with us through the righteousness of
God and our Savior Jesus Christ:

7. THE PROMISES OF GOD are precious.

2Peter 1:4  Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious
promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having
escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

May we know, believe, enjoy these precious things found in Peter's epistles.

Taken from Our Hope Magazine, volume 33, year 1927.

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Further Reading:
Eternal Security of Believers in Christ Jesus
Assurance of Salvation By J. Vernon McGee
Jewels  - We Are Precious To God
The Grounds Of Grace - By William Kelly
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