[links to Bible Gateway open in a new window]Reading the Bible in Its Entirety
The second reading provides explicit teaching to the elders of the congregations, who bear the responsibility for spiritual teaching and, if necessary, discipline. They should not let this power go to their heads, but instead carry out their responsibilities with humility. Christians should keep the faith until the time when Jesus returns to offer salvation and eternal peace.
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If you are planning to read the Bible in its entirety, you should read 1 Peter 4:12-5:14 today.