516 : Peter Writes

516 : Peter Writes

NOW who is he that will harm you, if you are followers of that which is good?

But even if you suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are You.
And be not afraid of terror, nor be troubled.
For it is better, if the will of God be so, that you suffer for well doing than for evil doing.

 For Christ also once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God'
being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the Spirit."


"All of you be subject to one another, and be clothed with humility.

For God resists the proud and gives grace to the humble.
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time.
 Cast all your care upon him, for he cares for you.

"Be sober, be vigilant, because your adversary the devil, like a roaring lion, walks about, seeking

whom he may devour.
Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are befalling your brothers

throughout the world."


"But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing,
that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness,
 but is long-suffering, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

"But the day of the Lord shall come like a thief in the night,
 in which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise,
 and the elements shall melt with burning heat.
The earth also and the works that are on it shall be burned up.

Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, where

righteousness will dwell.

"Therefore, beloved, seeing that you look for such things,
 be careful that you be found by him in peace, without spot, and blameless.
 And count the long-suffering of our Lord as salvation,
 as our beloved brother Paul has written to you, speaking of these things in all his epistles.

"Grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ."



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