Peter is truly the straight speaking voice of hope. He reminds all Christians of their new identity in Him. We may have once been known as an alcoholic, drug addict, thief, or home-wrecker. But no more! Christian, Peter says that we are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God. Peter reminds us that we have the sure hope that Christ is returning for us. Because of this, we have the responsibility to live holy, endure trials, and keep focused on His soon return.