Hugh M. Cartwright
"Holiness is the environment in which hope flourishes. And hope is the motivation to holiness. Throughout the First Epistle of Peter, the apostle emphasises that we are to pursue the kind of life that has the glory of God as its aim, and the destruction of sin as its intention."
The book of First Peter calls us to pursue holiness and persevere in hope. Hugh M. Cartwright preached consecutively through this epistle, producing in effect an expository commentary on this valuable letter and highlighting for today's reader its twin themes of holiness and hope. Whatever difficulties believers may experience, whether external pressures or the inward struggle against sin, Peter's epistle assures us that things will end well for the Lord's people. Equipped with this hope, the believer can keep pursuing holiness.