Thursday, September 12, 2013

September 11, 2013

1 Peter 5:8-10

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world. But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.

Command with a Promise...

We do not live in a singular universe. We live both in the physical and the spiritual realms all of the time. We are commanded to be serious about this, to live our lives sober and vigilant, looking for the attacks from the spiritual realm that flow into the physical realm. We cannot resist our enemy and be steadfast in our faith without focusing on both of these realms. And even if we do this there will still be suffering, but if we persist the promise is that we will be perfected, established, strengthened, and settled in our Lord. Glory be to God!

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