“..when he predicted the sufferings of Christ and the glories that would follow.”
I Peter 1:11
When Peter was physically with Jesus, he had a difficult time understanding the ‘sufferings of Christ’. He was ready for the glory, but didn’t like what it took to get there.
People, even Christians, are the same way today. It took Peter a while to figure it out, but here he is writing in his first letter that no matter how difficult or painful things seem now, the glory will follow. He’s encouraging his readers to embrace the sufferings now and wait for the glory later.
According the Peter (1:9), the goal of our faith is simple…”the salvation of our souls”.