This text includes the statement, “you should follow in His steps.” The context is we should suffer as Jesus suffered. We know how He responded when mistreated, how should we respond?
The apostle Peter reminds his readers of the divine privilege of becoming and being a people for God’s own possession. What did that mean for them, and what does it mean for us?
It is both a comforting and sobering truth that our Lord could appear at any moment. What should we know, and even more important, what should we do?