By Rev. Martha Dye

[1 Peter 4:12-14 NASB20] 12 Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal among you, which comes upon you for your testing, as though [something] strange were happening to you; 13 but to the degree that you share the sufferings of Christ, keep on rejoicing, so that at the revelation of His glory you may also rejoice and be overjoyed. 14 If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory, and of God, rests upon you.

[1 Peter 5:6-11 NASB20] 6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, so that He may exalt you at the proper time, 7 having cast all your anxiety on Him, because He cares about you. 8 Be of sober [spirit,] be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 9 So resist him, firm in [your] faith, knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being accomplished by your brothers and sisters who are in the world. 10 After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen, [and] establish [you.] 11 To Him [be] dominion forever and ever. Amen.

“Permissions.” Blue Letter Bible. Web. 13 March, 2023.