Bible: 1 Pet 5

Leading and Living in God’s Flock

5:1 So as your fellow elder and a witness of Christ’s sufferings and as one who shares in the glory that will be revealed, I urge the elders among you: 5:2 Give a shepherd’s care to 1  God’s flock among you, exercising oversight 2  not merely as a duty 3  but willingly under God’s direction, 4  not for shameful profit but eagerly. 5:3 And do not lord it over 5  those entrusted to you, 6  but be examples to the flock. 5:4 Then 7  when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that never fades away.

5:5 In the same way, you who are younger, 8  be subject to the elders. And all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble. 9  5:6 And God will exalt you in due time, 10  if you humble yourselves under his mighty hand 11  5:7 by casting 12  all your cares 13  on him because he cares for you. 5:8 Be sober and alert. Your enemy the devil, like a roaring lion, 14  is on the prowl looking for someone 15  to devour. 5:9 Resist him, 16  strong in your faith, because you know 17  that your brothers and sisters 18  throughout the world 19  are enduring 20  the same kinds of suffering. 21  5:10 And, after you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace who called you to his eternal glory in Christ 22  will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. 23  5:11 To him belongs 24  the power forever. Amen.

Final Greetings

5:12 Through Silvanus, 25  whom I know to be a faithful brother, 26  I have written to you briefly, in order to encourage you and testify 27  that this is the true grace of God. Stand fast in it. 28  5:13 The church 29  in Babylon, 30  chosen together with you, 31  greets you, and so does Mark, my son. 5:14 Greet one another with a loving kiss. 32  Peace to all of you who are in Christ. 33 

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