The Message

1 Peter 1

11-2 I, Peter, am an apostle on assignment by Jesus, the Messiah, writing to exiles scattered to the four winds. Not one is missing, not one forgotten. God the Father has his eye on each of you, and has determined by the work of the Spirit to keep you obedient through the sacrifice of Jesus. May everything good from God be yours!

A New Life

3-5 What a God we have! And how fortunate we are to have him, this Father of our Master Jesus! Because Jesus was raised from the dead, we’ve been given a brand-new life and have everything to live for, including a future in heaven—and the future starts now! God is keeping careful watch over us and the future. The Day is coming when you’ll have it all—life healed and whole.

6-7 I know how great this makes you feel, even though you have to put up with every kind of aggravation in the meantime. Pure gold put in the fire comes out of it proved pure; genuine faith put through this suffering comes out proved genuine. When Jesus wraps this all up, it’s your faith, not your gold, that God will have on display as evidence of his victory.

8-9 You never saw him, yet you love him. You still don’t see him, yet you trust him—with laughter and singing. Because you kept on believing, you’ll get what you’re looking forward to: total salvation.

10-12 The prophets who told us this was coming asked a lot of questions about this gift of life God was preparing. The Messiah’s Spirit let them in on some of it—that the Messiah would experience suffering, followed by glory. They clamored to know who and when. All they were told was that they were serving you, you who by orders from heaven have now heard for yourselves—through the Holy Spirit—the Message of those prophecies fulfilled. Do you realize how fortunate you are? Angels would have given anything to be in on this!

A Future in God

13-16 So roll up your sleeves, put your mind in gear, be totally ready to receive the gift that’s coming when Jesus arrives. Don’t lazily slip back into those old grooves of evil, doing just what you feel like doing. You didn’t know any better then; you do now. As obedient children, let yourselves be pulled into a way of life shaped by God’s life, a life energetic and blazing with holiness. God said, “I am holy; you be holy.”

17 You call out to God for help and he helps—he’s a good Father that way. But don’t forget, he’s also a responsible Father, and won’t let you get by with sloppy living.

18-21 Your life is a journey you must travel with a deep consciousness of God. It cost God plenty to get you out of that dead-end, empty-headed life you grew up in. He paid with Christ’s sacred blood, you know. He died like an unblemished, sacrificial lamb. And this was no afterthought. Even though it has only lately—at the end of the ages—become public knowledge, God always knew he was going to do this for you. It’s because of this sacrificed Messiah, whom God then raised from the dead and glorified, that you trust God, that you know you have a future in God.

22-25 Now that you’ve cleaned up your lives by following the truth, love one another as if your lives depended on it. Your new life is not like your old life. Your old birth came from mortal sperm; your new birth comes from God’s living Word. Just think: a life conceived by God himself! That’s why the prophet said,

The old life is a grass life,
    its beauty as short-lived as wildflowers;
Grass dries up, flowers droop,
    God’s Word goes on and on forever.

This is the Word that conceived the new life in you.

Knijga O Kristu

Prva Petrova poslanica 1

Bog Otac odavno vas je odabrao, a Duh vas je posvetio. Zato ste poslušni Isusu Kristu i očišćeni ste njegovom krvlju.želim vam izobilje Božje milosti i mira.

Nada vječnog života

Blagoslovljen neka je Bog, Otac našega Gospodina Isusa Krista, jer nam je u svojemu beskrajnome milosrđu dao da se nanovo rodimo. Sada živimo u nadi vječnoga života zato što je Isus Krist ustao od mrtvih.

Jer Bog za svoju djecu u nebu čuva vječnu, neokaljanu i neuvelu baštinu.

Bog će vas, zato što u njega vjerujete, svojom snagom sačuvati dok ne primite spasenje koje će vam biti objavljeno u posljednje vrijeme.

Zato se radujte čak i ako bude potrebno da vas ovdje nakratko i ražaloste različite kušnje.

One samo kušaju vašu vjeru, dragocjeniju od propadljivog zlata - a i ono se u vatri kuša - da se njezina prokušanost pokaže na hvalu, slavu i čast na dan kad se objavi Isus Krist.

Volite ga iako ga nikada niste vidjeli. Vjerujete u njega iako ga još ne možete vidjeti i puni ste neizrecive i proslavljene radosti

jer postižete cilj svoje vjere: spasenje duše.

10 To su spasenje proučavali i pronicali proroci pretkazujući milost koja vam je namijenjena.

11 Ispitivali su na koje to vrijeme upućuje Kristov Duh u njima pretkazujući Kristovo trpljenje i proslavljenje.

12 Objavljeno im je da nije riječ o njihovu, nego o vašemu vremenu. A danas vam propovjednici s pomoću Duha Svetoga, poslanoga s neba, naviještaju tu Radosnu vijest kojoj se i anđeli žele izbliza diviti.

Poziv na svetost

13 Zato budite razboriti i trijezni. Potpuno se pouzdajte u milost koju će vam donijeti objavljenje Isusa Krista.

14 Budite Bogu poslušni jer ste njegova djeca. Ne popuštajte starim grešnim požudama kao onda dok ste još bili u neznanju,

15 nego budite u svemu sveti kao što je svet Bog koji vas je pozvao.

16 On sam kaže u Svetome pismu: 'Budite sveti jer sam ja svet!'

17 Ocem nazivate Boga koji nepristrano sudi svakomu prema djelima. Proživite zato u strahu Gospodnjem taj život što ga živite na ovoj zemlji, u tuđini.

18 Jer znate da je Bog platio otkupninu da vas spasi od ispraznoga života što ste ga naslijedili od svojih predaka. A nije ju platio propadljivim srebrom ili zlatom,

19 nego dragocjenom krvlju Krista, nedužnoga Božjeg janjeta bez mane.

20 Bog ga je, doduše, za to predodredio davno prije postanka svijeta, ali se očitovao tek u ova posljednja vremena, radi vas.

21 Kroz Krista ste povjerovali u Boga koji ga je uskrisio od mrtvih i proslavio ga. Zato svoju vjeru i nadu možete položiti u Boga.

22 Sada se možete iskreno međusobno voljeti kao braća i sestre jer su vam duše očišćene od grijeha i jer ste poslušni istini Radosne vijesti. Volite dakle žarko jedni druge

23 jer ste nanovo rođeni - ne iz smrtnoga, već iz besmrtnog sjemena, kroz Riječ živoga Boga koja zauvijek traje.

24 Jer
    'svaki je čovjek poput trave
            i njegova je ljepota poput poljskog cvijeta.
    Trava će usahnuti i cvijet će uvenuti, ali
25     Božja riječ ostat će zauvijek.'[a]A ta je Riječ Radosna vijest koju vam propovijedamo.

Notas al pie

  1. Prva Petrova poslanica 1:25 Izaija 40:6,8.