1 Peter 1:1-2
Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,…
1. That God's children may be driven from their native dwelling, God doth not always build them a house in their own hind.
2. That the Church of God is not tied to any one place, neither to Rome nor to Jerusalem.
3. That the godly are thin set. It is rare to find true godly men, they dwell here and there.
4. That the Church hath not always an external glory to commend it.
5. That there may be a great inward beauty under a despised condition. These dispersed ones are glorious creatures, sanctified in their spirits, and shall have an immortal inheritance.
6. That there may be excellent order in appearing confusion. One might think the husbandmen spoiled their corn when they scatter it abroad on the ground; and yet we know it is better so than when it is in the barn all on a heap. So is it with the godly.
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