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.
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