Resisting the Lion

Discipleship
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1 Peter 5

Chapter Summary

Resisting the Lion

Satan may “seek to devour,” but it does him no good as long as we are inside the much more powerful Lion of the tribe of Judah. He can’t reach us there. Peter repeats, several times in this chapter, the rewards of patiently enduring, never losing our trust or giving in to evil. What are some of the rewards he lists? Also notice that in verse 12 Peter explains that Silvanus actually wrote the letter for him. Peter probably couldn’t write. Yet, look at the deep wisdom he learned from his time with the Lord!

Day 345

Jesus, I want to serve You with whatever skills and abilities I have, just as Peter did. Help me not to think either too little or too much of myself.

Today's Study Verses

1 Peter 5:6, 7

1 Peter 5

KJV

1 The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed:

Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;

Neither as being lords over God’s heritage, but being examples to the flock.

And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.

Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.

Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:

Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.

10 But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.

11 To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

12 By Silvanus, a faithful brother unto you, as I suppose, I have written briefly, exhorting, and testifying that this is the true grace of God wherein ye stand.

13 The church that is at Babylon, elected together with you, saluteth you; and so doth Marcus my son.

14 Greet ye one another with a kiss of charity. Peace be with you all that are in Christ Jesus. Amen.