The Apostle Peter wrote to believers of the first century world who had been exiled from their homes because of their faith in and commitment to Christ. He wrote to them to assure them that though they did not belong to this world, that they did belong to God the Father who had elected them and sent His Spirit into them so that they would serve the Lord Jesus Christ. Believers around the world now face this similar problem of persecution. Our problem is that we are too attached to the world and forget that we are pilgrims ‘just passing through’. Our comfort is found in the electing and saving grace of our God.