In this first message, we will focus on Peter’s reminders to both wives and husbands regarding how they ought to treat one another. Peter wants his readers to understand that they ought to model themselves after their forefathers, Abraham and Sarah, rather than the world around them. As we are living in exile today, this message is true for us as well.
The Corinthians were treating each other hatefully during the Communion part of the Love Feast. What was supposed to be a somber moment became a shameful display. Paul had to chastise them and take them back to the fateful night when Jesus celebrated the final Communion with his disciples. Paul commands the Corinthians to examine their hearts and to see if they are ready to take part of such a great meal.