Protected! From what?

Re: Verse reading–1 Peter 1:1-12 (day seven)
Thanks everyone for being a part of RE Verse.  One of my favorite parts of FBC!  “Us. . .who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.”  (v 5)  It is a confidence that came to Peter after years of knowing Christ.  He was protected.  We all are.  He didn’t have to rely on his own strength.  No swords drawn in futile attempt to keep himself or his loved ones safe.  God protects His own people.  From what?  Not from suffering.  Not from temptation or sorrow or difficult assignments or even failure.  Peter’s discovery comes close to the words of Paul.  “Nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus.”  (Romans 8)  Through faith, God employs His power to guard, forgive, restore, encourage and discipline us toward the future.  Great comfort!  We do not rely on ourselves.  God is protecting us.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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