As Someone Younger

Just picked up my old NIV pocket bible that I had when I was in school as I’m preaching on Friday night and can’t do it from the ESV that I now carry around. Turned in it for the first time in years to (spoiler alert!) 1 Peter 3:8-22 which is the passage I’m preaching on, specifically verse 15 which starts “But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord.” There is a little star next to it that I’ve written in, with a related footnote at the bottom that reads “most important thing”. The last question I wrote down as I prepared the talk was “is that passage really the summary of the key point in all of 1 Peter”? It turns out that my 17 year old self is, in the important respects, as capable to handle the Bible as I am now.