"...In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade - kept in heaven for you. Through faith your are shielded by God's power..." (1:3-5). "...while you may have suffered grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that your faith...may be proved genuine..." (1:6-7). "Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed." (1:13).
"Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth...love one another deeply, with all your hearts. For you have been born again...through the living and enduring word of God." (1:22-23). You are "...being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ." (2:5).
Submit to rulers and masters - 2:13-25. "But in your hearts acknowledge Christ as the holy Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have." (3:15).
"Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude..." (4:1). "So then, those who suffer according to God's will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good." (4:19). "Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you." (5:6-7).
"Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins." (4:8). Advice to Elders and Young Men in chapter 5.