Even in the midst of the persecution and pressure that we face as Christians, we should be diligent to live our lives in obedience because we belong to Christ. The book ends on a crescendo of exhortation of how we should withstand all forms of opposition. First, we need to “Humble ourselves before the Lord.” Second, we should “Cast all [our] anxiety on Him.” Third, we need to be “self-controlled and on the alert. [Our] enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” (1 Peter 5:6-8)
Devotional by Steve Horn. Scripture links by www.biblegateway.com.