Monday, May 2, 2016

1 Peter, Day 1 Readings

Hope, Despite Suffering   

Today's reading is the beginning of the first letter of Peter, which offers encouragement and direction to Christians facing trials and persecution.  While it acknowledges the reality of this suffering, it reminds Christians that they should not fear pain and loss because God is protecting their true inheritance in heaven.

Instead of worry or fear, Christians should live in ways marked by holiness.  They should set aside the perishable activities of earth and focus on the imperishable activities made possible by faith in Jesus, including obedience to God and love for each other.

Read 1 Peter 1:1-25  (NIV)   (NRSV)   (CEB)
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Reading the Bible in Its Entirety

If you are planning to read the Bible in its entirety, you should read 1 Peter 1 today.