1. 1 Peter 5:10 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

What is meant by “his eternal glory in Christ”?

1 Peter 5:10 (ESV)

10 And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.

God’s intent in causing Peter’s readers to hear the gospel and believe it was that they might inherit the blessed benefits of Christ’s resurrection from the dead (1 Peter 1:4–5), an inheritance that would be fully made theirs when Christ appears on the last day (1 Peter 1:7, 1 Peter 1:13; 1 Peter 4:13; 1 Peter 5:1). Jesus had suffered for sin in order that those whom the Father had given him (= the “elect,” 1 Peter 1:1) might share Christ’s glory (John 17:24). Peter’s readers were among those who heard the gospel and believed it, and so they share that wonderful glory.