The smallest portions of the letters that distinguish one letter from another, the tense (present/past/future), and the number (singular/plural) are all God-breathed aspects of the Scripture. One cannot conclude that the Scriptures are man’s expression about God, or only inspired in their concepts. Every letter, every aspect of the expression of Scripture is from the heart of God and can be taken as accurate, truthful, authoritative and sufficient.
I was struck by a few phrases in 1 Peter 1:6 as I read this morning. “For a little while” and “if need be” seem odd comments to make regarding our suffering and trials. But Peter is bringing a perspective to our circumstance, one that provides hope, meaning and value to our difficulties.
God has blessed us with an inheritance, reserved by His power, and brought through trials – so we can rejoice now in His victory,