• Called to Suffer Devotional

    1 Peter 2:20b–21

    Take some time today to read through 1 Peter and consider the call to stand firm for Jesus even when it brings suffering to us. Spend some time in prayer meditating on how willing you are to bear the sufferings of Christ wherever you happen to be. Ask the Lord to strengthen you and establish you that you might be able to endure eagerly and faithfully the difficulties that come with being a Christian. Find a group of believers who can encourage you to stand firm for Christ. View Resource

  • Christ Our Example Devotional

    1 Peter 2:21–23

    Jesus is our example as we suffer when doing good. Like Him, we must not retaliate in kind, but we must entrust ourselves to the care of our Father knowing that He will justly repay all those who have treated His children unjustly. Take some time today to reflect on those times when you have suffered for doing good. If you have retaliated for such mistreatment, go and make amends if possible. Ask the Lord to enable you to entrust yourself wholly to His care. View Resource

  • Two Kinds of Obedience Devotional

    1 Peter 2:21–25

    Jesus not only died for His people, but He lived for them as well. The perfect active obedience of Christ means that all who trust in Him have full citizenship in the kingdom of God. We do not need to be afraid that there is anything lacking in us if we have trusted in Christ alone, for His obedience covers us and guarantees our salvation. Let us therefore have full assurance of our redemption if we have believed in Jesus. View Resource

  • Bearing Our Sins in His Body Devotional

    1 Peter 2:22–25

    Our lives and worship are transformed forever when by grace we realize that while God owes us nothing but wrath, He has executed His wrath not on those who trust Christ but on Jesus Himself. We should be the most joyful of all people because of our great salvation. This joy does not deny the reality of our trials but is a deep abiding peace and knowledge that God has delivered us and will bring us into the fullness of His kingdom. View Resource

  • Holy Truth Devotional

    1 Peter 2:22

    Of all the lies we might tell, the most dangerous are probably those lies we tell ourselves to make us believe we are not really sinning. Given our susceptibility to falling into sin, we must be extra careful to examine thoroughly the thoughts and intentions of our hearts. Let us think carefully about what we do and why we do it, so that we may not be liars to ourselves or others. View Resource

  • The Servant Who Suffers for Righteousness Devotional

    1 Peter 2:22–24

    It is right to defend ourselves when others malign our character unjustly. But there sometimes comes a point when our defense becomes pointless, when nothing we say or do can convince our detractors of our good motives. In such cases, we must trust in the Lord’s vindication. He may give it on this side of glory or He may wait until heaven to prove our innocence, but God will vindicate His people perfectly. View Resource

  • By His Wounds Devotional

    1 Peter 2:24–25

    All human beings at all times and in all places are required to obey the Lord fully and completely. However, we cannot do this. We all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God (Rom. 3:23). But thanks be to God, we have a perfect Savior whose perfect obedience is reckoned to us when we trust in Him. Spend some time today thanking Jesus for His salvation and endeavor to use this gratitude as a motivation for your sanctification. View Resource

  • Bishop of Our Souls Devotional

    1 Peter 2:25

    Dr. R.C. Sproul says that you can summarize the Bible thusly: God, who by His mighty power and wisdom sustains the universe in all its complexities, nevertheless has His eye on each and every one of His people, so intent is He on their welfare. Even when human shepherds and elders fail us, Christ is leading us through the valley, keeping us safe that we might see Him one day in glory (Ps. 23). Let us be comforted by this fact no matter what is happening in our lives. View Resource

  • Our Shepherd and Overseer Devotional

    1 Peter 2:25

    It is a great thing indeed to know Christ as the Good Shepherd. While His under-shepherds will fail us at times, His care for us is perfect, and it is impossible for Him to fail in tending to our needs. When we are discouraged with our leaders, let us not bicker and complain about them; rather, let us pray for them and continue trusting our entire selves to Christ, being encouraged that He is working out His purposes in our midst. View Resource

  • Overseer Devotional

    1 Peter 2:25

    As the Overseer of our souls, Jesus keeps guard over us so that we will persevere in faith and inherit all the promises He has given to us. Even though Scripture constantly reminds us to persevere in the faith, we can rest assured that Jesus Christ will preserve all those the Father has given Him. View Resource

  • The Servant Who Knows Us Inside and Out Devotional

    1 Peter 2:25

    Our Lord knows all of creation inside and out. For those who have not been reconciled to Him, that is a frightening thing, for it means that their sins are known and being counted for the day of judgment. For those who do know Christ, however, our Lord’s intimate knowledge of us is the most comforting truth imaginable. Because He knows us perfectly, He can help and sustain us perfectly. View Resource

  • The Servant Who Shepherds His People Devotional

    1 Peter 2:25

    There is no safer place to be than under the care of the Good Shepherd. We are weak and vulnerable, but He has promised to guard and tend us. Let us be thankful for Christ’s shepherding of us this day, and may we follow wherever He leads us. View Resource

  • Shepherd and Overseer Devotional

    1 Peter 2:25

    We should never think that our problems and concerns are too insignificant for Christ to address. There is a sense, of course, in which we should have some perspective about what we face each day. Nevertheless, Christ is concerned with what concerns us. Let us not be afraid to come before Him with our concerns, and let us always endeavor to follow the guidance He provides us in His Word. View Resource