Monday, November 2, 2015

SSMT Memory Verse 21

Nov. 1 SSMT Memory Verse:

1 Peter 5:10 And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. ESV

“in contrast to the devil's purpose which is to disable, discourage and destroy, God uses our suffering to bring about His gracious work in His children and to prepare them to share in His eternal glory. Note the word order in this verse: first the suffering, then the glory! First, the Cross, then the Crown. In short, what Peter is saying is that believers are to live with the understanding that God's purpose realized in the future requires some pain in the present. Trials and suffering will end one day (soon), but eternity and glory will continue forever and ever!

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