John Elliott points out that the blessing in 1 Pet. 1:3-12 is tripartite and corresponds fairly closely to the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit: a. “Blessed be the God and Father our Lord Jesus Christ…” (1:3-5) b. “that the genuineness of your faith… may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ, whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him…” (1:6-9) c. “Of this salvation the prophets have inquired and searched carefully… searching what, or what manner of time, the Spirit of Christ who was in them…through those who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven…” (1:10-12).
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