Faithful and Steadfast
1 Peter 5:12

 
The Upward Look
    © Copyright 2015, Max D. Hutto,

“Through Silvanus, our faithful brother (for so I regard him), I have written to you briefly, exhorting and testifying that this is the true grace of God. Stand firm in it!” 1 Peter 5:12 NASB

Peter writes a concluding postscript to this brief letter. Peter calls Silvanus, who had helped Peter with this letter, a faithful believer in the Lord Jesus. Summarizing his reason for writing this brief letter, Peter encourages the believers to stand firm in the true grace of God. The believers were to remain faithful and steadfast in their faith and trust in Jesus, not wavering in their commitment to the Lordship of Christ. Trials, sufferings, and persecutions could be endured because God in His grace would be with the faithful believers. It is by God’s grace that we are saved and by God’s grace that we endure the trials and troubles of this world.

Lord Jesus, I am strengthened by Your grace to endure all that may come in this life. Help me to remain faithful, holding steadfast to You and Your Word.

 

  July 17, 2015


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