Peter begins a call to holiness: 1) his theme of hope is introduced as the basis for holiness 2)he then moves to the relationship aspect as reason for holiness 3)the finalizes the discussion on holiness with a call to live holy
‚ÄúPrepare‚ÄĚ is anazwsamenoi (Aorist Middle) ‚Äď ‚Äúto bind up, to gather up, to gird up
The word refers to the habit of the Orientals, who quickly gather up their loose robes with a girdle or belt when in a hurry or at the start of a journey because the easterners' long flowing robes would impede physical activity unless tucked under the belt. One worker describes tavern keepers who worked in front of their taverns with their tunics belted high.‚ÄĚ (by Cleon Rogers)
‚ÄúMind‚ÄĚ refers to not just the intellectual side of man but the whole inner part of man that leads him, motivates him, sets his attitude and helps him make decisions.
Present Participle pictures the process like ‚Äėthat is being brought' Although a present participle can have a future force, it is used here in keeping with the writer's conviction that the object of their hope is already
virtually within his readers' grasp.‚ÄĚ (Linguistic and Exegetical Key‚ÄĚ by Cleon Rogers)
Hope is to be in the reward at the return of Christ and not on the rewards of this age.
There is a grace that is received upon hearing the revelation of Jesus.
Two ways to totally place hope in Christ and his future:
1)Getting your minds ready
Both of these are participles in the Greek that explain the imperative in the Greek: The command to Hope!