for Christ. It happened in this book and it is happening
now. There is comfort and counsel to those who were
being maligned for their faith in Christ. In this first
epistle of Peter, he encourages Christians to develop an
attitude of submission in view of their suffering.
Persecution can either cause bitterness or growth in the
Christian's life. One's response determines the result.
Peter, an apostle of Christ, wrote this epistle in
either Rome or Babylon somewhere around A.D. 63-64. He
addresses it to the "pilgrams" in a world that
is growing increasingly hostile towards Christians. As
Christians, there is a suffering that takes place for
the stand made for Christ. If Christians will stand firm
in the grace of God, they will be able to endure fiery
trials knowing that there is a divine purpose behind
their pain. This letter progresses through the themes of
salvation, submission and suffering that a Believer will
As a Christian, God never promised it would be easy. But
what He did promise is a hope for a future of
ever-lasting life with Him if you will believe in Him.
When you feel defeated, remember in the end God wins, so
stay on His side and don't let Satan fool you!
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We pray in intercession that You send Your Spirit to the
one that wishes to read Your Holy Word in this Book of
First Peter. We pray that You fill them with
understanding, so that they may discern and have placed
on their heart the things which they need to know as
they read this New Testament Book of Your Holy Word.
Thank You for hearing our prayer Holy Lord.
In Your great and Mighty Name we pray,