The apostle Peter wrote his first letter to Christians who were suffering for Jesus’ sake. Peter writes to encourage them to remain holy and live righteously during difficult times. I want to spend this lesson looking at how he ends his letter to these suffering servants. This book is intended to open our eyes and see what we should expect as we try to serve the Lord. Peter starts with a vivid image in 1 Peter 5:8.
The Roaring Lion (5:8)
Peter begins by telling us to watch out and be sober-minded. The warning is the need to be alert. Be careful. Be watching. Pay attention. Be clear-headed. Have clear thinking. Why? Why do we need to be aware of what is going on? Why do we need to be alert? Why do we need to be watchful and pay attention? Listen to what Peter describes in 1 Peter 5:8.
Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. (1 Peter 5:8 ESV)
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