8 Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. 9 Stand firm against him, and be strong in your faith. Remember that your family of believers[a] all over the world is going through the same kind of suffering you are.10 In his kindness God called you to share in his eternal glory by means of Christ Jesus. So after you have suffered a little while, he will restore, support, and strengthen you, and he will place you on a firm foundation. 11 All power to him forever! Amen.
In this morning devotion I want to share about 3 ‘R’ which I have learned from 1 Peter 5:8 - 14;
In verse 8 peter talks about what we should resist in our life. He encourages us to stay alert and resist our great enemy who is devil. Satan can dress himself up in many guises and disguises. He slithers into the lives of believers as the evil serpent, seducing those that are unprepared for his malicious advances. He comes as the accuser of the saints and as the destroyer of nations - for he is the father of lies and a murderer from the beginning - and he comes as a roaring lion seeking to destroy the faith of many Christians through fear, anxiety, worry and depression - weakening our witness. But Peter is encouraging us not only to resist him but also to Stand firm against him, and be strong in our faith.
Remember that your family of believers[a] all over the world is going through the same kind of suffering you are v9
As we Stand against him, we also need to remember our believers in Christ. But how do we remember them? I believe it is through prayer.
In the midst of our suffering God never allow us to suffer alone. In the midst of our suffering, he is always with us holding our hand journeying with us and he restore us and strengthen us and place us on a firm foundation which is on Christ.
For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 3:11
Heavenly Father, keep me humble in spirit and help me to cast all my cares and worries upon You. knowing that Satan is prowling around. We remember the families who are suffering also lord restore us strengthen us lord and build our life on you lord. in Jesus Name AMEN.