Putting Things Into Perspective
Remember the number one problem facing the church was persecution.
Peter is reminding the church, don’t give up, keep going. Don’t misunderstand God’s plan.
Remember, those who desire to live godly will suffer persecution. Pain is part of the plan.
As 1 Peter comes to a close Peter draws our attention away from ourselves and back onto the Lord where our eyes need to be as we come to not just the end of a book but then end of a year and a very difficult and trying year at that.