Day 1

Understand their story

Read 1 Peter 5:10-14, then focus on verses 10-11. 

  • Despite promised suffering, Peter closes his letter by offering assurance of God’s divine action.
    • What must the believer endure prior to eternal glory? 
    • Who calls the believer to eternal glory in Christ? 
    • How does Peter describe God in verse 10? 
    • How does Peter describe the ways in which God will sustain the believer in their present sufferings?  
    • What does the gracious and restoring power of God lead Peter to do in verse 11?  

Pray today in adoration and thanksgiving for the God of all grace has called us to eternal glory in Christ. Praise God for his divine action and his sustaining power!

Day 2

Understand their story

Read 1 Peter 5:10-14, then focus on verses 12-14.

Peter concludes his letter with an encouragement. He lists several greetings from various people as a reminder to his audience that they are not alone in their suffering or trials. 

  •  Silvanus (or Silas) – considered by most to be the messenger of the letter. Also served as Paul’s ministry partner. 
  • The church in Rome – referred to as “She who is in Babylon”  as a reminder of their exilic reality
  • Mark (or John Mark)  –  the author of one of the Gospels. Also served alongside Paul and Barnabas.

Peter also closes his letter with warmth and care for the people he is writing to: 

  • What encouragement and action does he give to the recipients of this letter? (v. 12) 
  • Peter opens and closes his letter in a similar fashion. What does Peter desire they will experience? 

Pray today in supplication – pray for those you know that are in need of an encouragement and a reminder of God’s grace. 

Day 3

Connect to His story

Read 1 Peter 5:10-14, then focus on verses 10-11 again. 

Peter encourages the believer that God will restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish them. This is echoed in other portions of Scripture by the Apostle Paul and Jude. 

Read Philippians 1:6

  •  Who starts, continues, and finishes the work of salvation in the life of a believer?

 Read 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 and Jude 24-25.

  • What will God accomplish for the believer?
  • In addition to being the God of all grace, how does these passages fill out God’s character? 

Pray today in adoration – God is the author of salvation! The one who calls believers by his grace will also enable them to persevere until the end. 

Day 4

Connect to His story

Read 1 Peter 5:10-14. 

In verse 10, Peter refers to God as the “God of all grace”. Today, we will explore God’s grace through several other Scriptures. 

Read Ephesians 2:1-10

  • By what means have believers been saved? 
    • What have they been saved from? 
  • Is grace something believers earn or receive? 

Read 2 Corinthians 9:8 and 12:9

  • How does Paul describe God’s grace? 
    • Is he stingy?
    • Should it leave us longing for something more?

Read Hebrews 4:16

  • Knowing that God’s grace is sufficient and abundant, how are Christians to respond to God’s grace? 

Pray today in adoration – May we never overlook God’s grace for us – may we daily be reminded of the Cross!

Day 5

Apply to our story

Read 1 Peter 5:10-14 one final time. Take time to reflect on the implications for your own life today. Consider what you have learned that might lead you to praise God, repent of sin, and trust in his gracious promises. 

Peter concludes his letter with the reminder of God’s saving work and a final reminder to stand firm. 

  • Where do you place confidence? In the God of all grace who promises to confirm, restore, strengthen and establish you? Or in the things of this world? 
  • Does God’s divine action lead you to praise and extol his name like Peter? 
  • Are you someone that stands firm in the Word of God? Continue to remind yourself of the truths of Scripture so you may be able to hold fast!

Pray today in supplication – ask that the Spirit would empower you to stand firm in the knowledge of God’s grace!