Living for God can be made easier
1 Peter 4
1. It could be made easier if we knew it was nearly over.
The end of all things is near v7 but I love the Message “Everything in the world is about to be wrapped up.”
That’s how the Apostle Peter lived and how he instructed those suffering. They lived in the light of their eternity.
How different our lives may be if we lived similarly.
2. It could be made easier if we thought differently.
In verse 1 Peter says what you are going through Jesus went through. But what got him through this suffering and more was his thinking. And what will get you through is to think like Jesus thought.
How different our lives may be if we thought similarly.
3. It could be made easier if we chose happiness.
In verse 12 Peter asks why be shocked when you go through difficulty? Why wonder if God is not present? Why be struggling with the complexity? Instead, v13, rejoice … And you will be overjoyed later.
Choose happiness now. Yes, it is a choice.
How different our lives may be if we chose similarly.