"The phrase, “…they [our instructions] are a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck,” is the father’s comparison to an athlete being crowned with a laurel symbolizing his victorious accomplishment."
"...1 Peter 5:10 speaks of the one and only God of all grace. He is powerful and compassionate. He has called us to His eternal glory through Christ Jesus. He gives His grace freely for our safety, our vocation, and for living a good life."
"I have pondered the events that happened to Mary, Jesus’ mother, leading up to His birth. I can’t help but see a parallel for all believers. Mary was to carry Christ in her womb, a foreshadowing of what was to happen to every believer. Christ would come to dwell in us – Christ in you, the hope of glory."