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.
Peter gives instructions on holy living for those suffering persecution.
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.
The apostle Peter.
About AD 60–64.
Gentile and Jewish believers in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, western Asia Minor, and Bithynia.