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Bible Commentaries

Scofield's Reference Notes

1 Peter 1

Verse 2

Elect

Election, Summary: In both Testaments the Hebrew and Greek words are rendered "elect," "election," "choose," "chosen." In all cases they mean, simply, "chosen," or "to choose"; and are used of both human and divine choices.

(1) In the latter use election is: (a) corporate, as of the nation of Israel, or the church Isaiah 45:4; Ephesians 1:4 and (b) individual 1 Peter 1:2

(2) Election is according to the foreknowledge of God 1 Peter 1:2 and wholly of grace, apart from human merit ; Romans 9:11; Romans 11:5; Romans 11:6.

(3) Election proceeds from the divine volition John 15:16.

Election is, therefore:

(1) The sovereign act of God in grace whereby certain are chosen from among mankind for Himself. John 15:19.

(2) The sovereign act of God whereby certain elect persons are chosen for distinctive service for Him. Luke 6:13; Acts 9:15; 1 Corinthians 1:27; 1 Corinthians 1:28

Verse 7

might

Suffering, in First Peter, is set in the light of:

(1) assured salvation, 1 Peter 1:2-5.

(2) the greater glory at Christ's appearing, 1 Peter 1:7;

(3) Christ's sufferings and coming glories, 1 Peter 1:11

(4) the believer's association with Him in both, 1 Peter 2:20; 1 Peter 2:21; 1 Peter 3:17; 1 Peter 3:18 1 Peter 4:12; 1 Peter 4:13.

(5) the purifying effect of suffering, 1 Peter 1:7; 1 Peter 4:1; 1 Peter 4:2; 1 Peter 5:10.

(6) that Christ is now glorified in the believer's patient suffering, 1 Peter 4:16.

(7) that suffering is disciplinary, 1 Peter 4:17-19; 1 Corinthians 11:31; 1 Corinthians 11:32; Hebrews 12:5-13.

Verses 9-10

salvation

(See Scofield " :-") .

Verse 13

for the grace

Grace (in salvation). 1 Peter 5:12; Romans 3:24 (See Scofield "Romans 3:24- :") .

Verse 18

redeemed

(See Scofield " :-") .

Verse 20

foreordained

The divine order is foreknowledge, election, predestination. That foreknowledge determines the election or choice is clear from 1 Peter 1:2 and predestination is the bringing to pass of the election. "election looks back to foreknowledge; predestination forward to the destiny." But Scripture nowhere declares what it is in the divine foreknowledge which determines the divine election and predestination. The foreknown are elected, and the elect are predestinated, and this election is certain to every believer by the mere fact that he believes 1 Thessalonians 1:4; 1 Thessalonians 1:5

See Predestination (See Scofield "1 Thessalonians 1:5- :") .

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Bibliographical Information
Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on 1 Peter 1". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/srn/1-peter-1.html. 1917.