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Read Introduction to 1 Peter

“To them it was revealed that, not to themselves, but to us they were ministering the things which now have been reported to you through those who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven – things which angels desire to look into.”


To them it was revealed that

“To them” refers to the searching prophets of verse 11. They are the human authors of the Bible. The Holy Spirit is the divine author.

God, the Holy Spirit, revealed to the human authors what to write. The word “revealed” means unveiled. God unveiled Himself by revelation

not to themselves

The Old Testament prophets were not writing simply for themselves but future generations as well.

but to us they were ministering the things

The “us” were the believers of the first century. The Old Testament prophets wrote for all generations. The Old Testament had been consolidated for hundreds of years by the time the New Testament was written. The Word of God is eternally relevant. The Word benefits all believers of all ages.

which now have been reported to you

This anticipates the writing of the New Testament.


The Bible is eternally relevant to all generations.


Do you have confidence that the Bible is relevant to your life?