1 Peter 1:3-5
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ…
I. GOD'S LAST WORKS ARE HIS BEST WORKS, which should teach us to imitate God, and never fear the forbearance of God; time cannot change Him, He will be never the worse for delay.
II. If we mark what days these last days are we may also note THAT GOD DOTH HIS BEST WORKS WHEN MEN DO THEIR WORST. For of these last days it is that the apostle speaks, that they should be wicked and perilous days, and this we should learn of God also, to let our piety and patience then shine most.
III. THERE IS A TIME WHEN GOD WILL AT ONCE FULLY DELIVER AND SAVE HIS SERVANTS, and judge for them, and therefore we should no be weary of well-doing.
IV. GOD'S SERVANTS MUST NOT THINK TO BE FULLY DELIVERED TILL THESE LAST TIMES, and therefore they must walk circumspectly, and always stand upon their guard.
V. IT IS THE WILL OF GOD THAT THE DAY OF JUDGMENT SHOULD NOT BE KNOWN TO ANY MAN OR ANGEL FOR THE MOMENT OF IT, and therefore it is here described by ages, not by days and hours, which may confute curiosity, and teach us to watch at all times.
VI. THE WORLD SHALL HAVE AN END, THERE IS A LAST TIME, and therefore woe is to them that so greedily mind transitory things, and that place all their happiness in the things of this life.
Parallel VersesKJV: Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,