Through the Bible Day by Day - 1 Peter 5:8 - 5:8

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Through the Bible Day by Day - 1 Peter 5:8 - 5:8

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Resisting the Devil

1Pe 5:8-14

We hear of the adversary in Zec 3:1. The enemy of Christ desires to hurt the Shepherd by injuring His flock. The hunger of a lion for his prey is an emblem of the insatiable desire of our spiritual foes for our undoing. Walketh about-temptation never assails us long from the same quarter. Perhaps the figure of a roaring lion suggests an outburst of persecution, which made timid people tremble. See 2Ti 4:17.

All grace is in God for every hour and need, 1Pe 5:10. We too are called to His eternal glory through Christ. The path of suffering, and that path alone, leads to the world where suffering is unknown. The suffering is only for a little while. Perfect, that nothing be lacking; stablish, that we may not waver; strengthen, that we may stand and withstand.

Silvanus is Silas, 1Pe 5:12. He was a man to be trusted. Peter’s theme was grace. So he began, so he finishes; and from the church in the literal Babylon, or in Rome, Rev 14:8, where he and Mark were living and working, he sends this message of grace, and love and peace.