Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Nuggets of Truth

Reading from the Book of 1Peter
First Peter is such an encouragement to those of us who believe because it reminds us that we always have hope in Jesus. This letter is full of practical advice for everyday living, especially in the midst of hard times, and urges us to keep the glory of our inheritance in view while we are living here on earth.

First Peter teaches us that there is such a thing as godly suffering. Some suffering is done in Christ and some is done for Him. When a believer suffers in order to do God's will, that is causing for rejoicing. 1Peter 4:13 says, "But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy."
Saying no to self and suffering in the flesh leads to the death of selfishness, and that kind of hardship yields tremendous freedom and strength.

First Peter also calls us to develop lifestyles that are holy and pleasing to the Lord. It addresses not only our behavior, but also our intentions, and causes us to examine our hearts so we can operate from pure motives.

The words of this book also give us "nuggets of truth" to fight the spiritual war and overcome the enemy.

1 comment:

Gods Modern Day Martyr said...

Lord, I thank You for choosing me and making me one of Your own special people and for calling me out of darkness into your marvelous light.