1 Peter 5:12-14
This past week, I was in the San Francisco Airport and looking for a place for my kids to take a nap. It had been a long day, and we were in the middle of a long lay-over. So my wife and I were walking around trying to find a good spot to put them down when we noticed the Yoga Room. It was a small room set aside for travelers to meditate and relax. It was designed for moments just like this, or so I thought, until I noticed a sign just inside that said “No Sleeping in this Room.” Then it occurred to me that there are laws everywhere, even in the Yoga Room at the San Francisco Airport. There are standards of right and wrong everywhere, even in the most liberal city in the United States.
Peter says the same thing in the final verses of First Peter, except that he puts it like this: “I have written to you briefly, exhorting and testifying that this is the true grace of God. Stand firm in it!” (5:12). In other words, there is one true grace. There is one true standard of right and wrong. While there are laws and standards in other places as well, the ultimate standard for everything is found in the Bible. Stand firm in it! Hold fast to it! It will get you through your suffering.
Are you suffering today? Peter says that you can stand firm in the Bible. Is life painful and difficult for you? He says that you can hold fast to this amazing Book. Come join us this Sunday morning, and learn how to do that as we close out our series in First Peter. Come join us as we open up the Word of God and study the ultimate standard of right and wrong. We meet at 9:30 at 46024 Riverside Drive in Chilliwack. – Jeremy Cagle