February 12, 2017

1 Peter 1:1-2  "Strangers in this World"

When one looks at this book we will see that the theme of it is --- we are strangers in this world.  Peter wanted the Christians who were suffering and finding the people around them hostile towards them, to know it was part of being a follower of Christ.  The lesson we all need to learn as a Christian is to remember this world is not our home.  When a Christian keeps in mind we will have a home, an eternal home, in heaven with our Lord, and that we are His, then we are able to go through the trials and persecution that comes to a Christian, in victory.  Now we also are to keep in mind that while we do live in this world our calling is to let as many people know that Jesus came to save the lost, everybody that is on the face of this earth.  Be encouraged as Peter shows us how to live faithfully as a stranger in this world.