“So then, those who suffer according to God’s will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good.” [1 Peter 4:19]
The secular world trembles as unholy leaders threaten to annihilate Israel. Pictures of children, wounded, confused or lying dead break into our living rooms and we hear the sound of death and destruction.
How can we speak of ‘back porches’ when so many people are suffering and searching for truth. It is because the world is in such turmoil that we must speak of the place of peace found in family fellowship—family that knows and lives in the knowledge of God.
When Peter said…commit and continue…he explained how. First, keep a constant guard on your attitude… “Since Christ suffered…arm your selves also with the same attitude…” Arm yourself—that’s protection! Second, with the right attitude you will know the will of God so. “…live…for the will of God…” It would seem that the end of all things is near so:
1) Be clear minded, don’t live in confusion. 2) Be single eyed and focused about who your God is and how to follow Him. 3) Be self-controlled, set and continue to re-set your boundaries according to what God says. 4) Pray, self-control allows you to maintain an inward and upward communication with the Father. [1 Peter 4:1-7]
“So let’s keep focused on that goal, those of us who want everything God has for us. If any of you have something else in mind, something less than total commitment, God will clear your blurred vision—you’ll see it yet! Now that we’re on the right track, let’s stay on it.” [Philippians 3:5-16 The Message]
Further Reading: 1 Peter 4, Psalm 26; Proverbs 26
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