On The Alert (1 Peter 5:8)


Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

1 PETER

Theme

Peter gives instructions on holy living for those suffering persecution.

Overview

First Peter teaches that God can use difficulties to strengthen Christians and their witness. Knowing this can bring hope. Read 1 Peter to discover how faith, refined by suffering, can help you see the Lord more clearly. It gives valuable advice for holding firm in difficult times. The apostle Peter saw that increasing hardship and persecution had scattered believers, which spread their witness but caused some to wonder if God had abandoned them. Peter wrote to encourage them, offering them hope and meaning in the midst of their suffering.

Grouping

Epistles

Author

The apostle Peter.

Timeline

About AD 60–64.

Genre

Didactic

Original Language

Greek

Audience

Gentile and Jewish believers in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, western Asia Minor, and Bithynia.

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