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1 Peter 5:10 – Suffer Temporarily and Enjoy the Eternal Blessing

But the God of all grace, who has called us to his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that you have suffered a while, make you perfect, establish, strengthen, settle you.

– 1 Peter 5:10

Thoughts on Today’s Verse…

This verse is Peter’s exhortation to us. Since we are called by the Lord for our belief in Christ and follow Him to walk the path of the cross, we will inevitably suffer the rejections and slanders of the world and the persecution of atheist regimes, and so on. However, we should know that the trials of suffering are the only way by which we will enter the glorious kingdom of Christ. After we undergo this suffering, God will personally perfect and guide us so that we are able to inherit His beautiful promises. This is how Peter experienced God’s work. In Peter’s experiences, he suffered the hardship of trials and refining. Because he pursued to love and satisfy God, focused on seeking and grasping God’s will in trials and refinement, and obeyed God’s sovereignty and arrangements, the Holy Spirit enlightened and guided him so that his faith in God became ever greater, his love of God grew deeper and deeper. In the end, he was perfected by God and became the person with most understanding of God, and enjoyed the glory of the kingdom of heaven.
Just as God says, “The greater God’s refinement, the more people’s hearts are able to love God. The torment in their hearts is of benefit to their lives, they are more able to be at peace before God, their relationship with God is closer, and they are better able to see God’s supreme love and His supreme salvation. Peter experienced refinement hundreds of times, and Job underwent several trials. If you wish to be made perfect by God, you too must undergo refinement hundreds of times; only if you have to go through this process, and have to rely upon this step, are you able to satisfy God’s will, and be made perfect by God.

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