Endure By God’s Grace
1 Peter 5:10b

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

“The God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you.” 1 Peter 5:10b NASB

Peter used four terms to describe what God in His grace would do for the believers. First, He would “perfect” or make the believers complete by restoring and mending that which was broken. Second, He would “confirm” or give them steadfastness and resolve to press on. Third, God would “strengthen” or make strong the believers who endured the suffering and persecution. Fourth, He would “establish” or firmly ground the believers by laying a foundation on solid bedrock, giving the believers endurance even in the midst of the storms. These four words encouraged the suffering believers so they will be able to endure to the end because of God’s great grace.

Lord Jesus, because of Your great grace, I will remain vigilant and fortified to stand firm for Your truth even in the midst of those who viciously oppose Your Word. In You I find my strength and assurance of eternal salvation in glory.


  July 3, 2015

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