Peter wrote to comfort first century Christians facing persecution for their faith. He challenged them to remember the grace of God—grace that secures our future hope (1 Peter 1:3-5). Christ put this grace on display in the salvation he secured. Old Testament prophets predicted this grace, but Peter says they found two themes perplexing: the suffering of Christ and the glory of Christ. They couldn’t figure out how these seemingly incompatible ideas fit together. Today, with the benefit of hindsight, we understand what they longed to know!