The first epistle of Peter’s central focus is on the Lord Jesus Christ. It covers the subjects of salvation by submission to Jesus Christ and suffering of our Lord Christ. Earlier on Peter had recognized the divinity of Jesus when he said: “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”(Matthew 16:16). The reality of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection is found throughout Peter’s letters, in order to establish our understanding of salvation, submission, and suffering. Jesus’ death made it possible for us to be saved. It is perhaps not surprising that Peter devoted so much on Jesus in His epistle.He had been with Jesus at very critical moments and had observed at close quarters Christ’s love, compassion and great care for humanity. He had been with Jesus when He raised Jairus’ daughter from the dead. He’d been with the Lord on top of the Mount of Transfiguration, and saw His glory. He had been with Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane. I submit that all these and other instances gave Petert insight into the real person and work of Christ. Admittedly Peter fell badly by his denial of the Lord but all of these were followed by sincere repentance. After Jesus arose from the dead He said to the women, “Go and tell Peter.” Clearlt, this was a special message of forgiveness to Peter.
Source: Daily Sabbath School Lessons