Our scripture this morning is 1 Peter 5:6-9.
So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor. Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you. Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. Stand firm against him, and be strong in your faith. Remember that your family of believers all over the world is going through the same kind of suffering you are.
Peter warns that Satan is always ready to distract us from God’s path and purpose. The world has a variety of enticing things that only serve to lead us away from God and each other. We must choose between what is temporary and what is eternal.
We are told to “humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor” (v. 6). This is His promise to us, that by living patiently with faith in Christ, we will be saved to everlasting life with Him. No one and nothing else can make this claim, Jesus is our only hope of salvation.
God cares so much for us! He gave us life itself and the gifts to live it fully in His love. When we wander off on our own, we are easy prey for evil. We are strong and safe when we stay connected with our family of believers and our Creator.
Heavenly Father, thank You for Your love and care. Help us to go in faith that all the world may know You. Amen.