11/26/19: 1 Peter 4:7-5:14; Psalm 119:81-96; Proverbs 28:15-16
To me in today’s reading Peter provides one of the most chilling but absolutely necessary warnings for our Christian living:
1 Peter 5: 8 Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 9 Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.
Did you notice that we do not just randomly encounter the devil and his temptations — he is actively and stealthily pursuing us. We are to be equally active, standing firm in our faith. And we see in the following verses the promise we will receive:
1 Peter 5: 10 And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.