1 Peter 2:18 As with many NT writers Peter is calling for the Christian family/household to be different from the unbelieving society around. He’s going to really unpack this in the next chapter, but he’s making his case here.
1 Peter 2:15 Our submission to God actually silences and puts to shame the “nay-sayers”. Later Peter will explain more how our Christian homes will conflict with the world around us, but Honor God richly.
1 Peter 2:21Here we see the “gospel formula” again. We do because Christ has done. Servants and slaves were to endure harsh masters and unfair treatment, because Christ had done so for them.
1 Peter 2:22-23Peter here is laying out a more robust description of the Gospel. Where Paul addressed the Gospel in a simple plan in 1 Corinthians. Here Peter takes a different approach. He focuses on Christ suffering.
1 Peter 2:23-24 Here Peter lays out the reason for Christ’s suffering. It’s been said that “The Old Testament is Christ concealed, The Gospels Christ revealed, The Epistles Christ explained and the Revelation Christ returns.”
1 Peter 2:24 Peter does tack on a reference to the OT here, Referencing Isaiah 53:4,5,11. We can see in this context that physical healing is not apart of the atonement. However, the spiritual suffering is and thank God for His faithful healing.
1 Peter 2:25 Christ being our Shepherd is a wonderful call back to Isaiah 53:6 as well as John 10:11.
Peter has been revving his engines so to speak. He’s getting ready to slam this letter is gear and step on the pedal. He’s been laying out the case all this time to prepare Christians to be treated differently. Well in chapter 3 he get’s the green light.