|TRINITY BIBLE CHURCH|
As Peter continues to write, he tells believers that they are blessed and have a reason to rejoice. Imagine telling someone going through hard times to rejoice because they are blessed? For most, it is the last thing they would want to hear. Some of his readers were facing martyrdom for their faith. Others were being treated unjustly by employers and spouses because of their faith. Nevertheless, Peter will demonstrate that believers are blessed and rejoicing amid trials because they have a living hope, inexpressible and glorious joy, and the Old Testament prophecies.