1 Peter 4:7-11

“the end of all things is near. therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray. above all, love each other deeply because love covers over a multitude of sins. offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in various forms. if anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. if anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ.”

1 peter 4:7-11

i forgot how i received this scripture. but i jotted it down on the front page of my karen notebook i carry everywhere. i am still worried over a lot of things. today i felt so weak mentally that i thought i should just go home and rest. it’s difficult to describe this feeling into words. i think it is my flesh fighting against the Spirit…the worldly desires battling against God’s will. the Lord is breaking me more and more each day so that He can mold me into the shape He wants.

i love the scripture above, especially about loving DEEPLY. the adverb caught my attention the first time i read it. peter was being specific. i think it captures all the essence of the following instructions: to offer hospitality, to use the God-given gifts to serve, to administer His grace, to speak and serve as led by the Lord.

it is a good reminder as christmas is drawing near. usually, i find myself caught in the midst of busyness during this time of the year. i don’t want it to happen this time. it is my prayer that this scripture will continue to sink into my heart…and that i may live it out the way God wants me to…for at the end of the scripture, peter says, “so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ.”


About Mink Gough

"No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined the things that God has prepared for those who love him." 1 Corinthians 2:9 View all posts by Mink Gough

3 responses to “1 Peter 4:7-11

  • sheedaalitalpur

    I understand what you are trying to say, I am going through the same phase of my life.

    I guess there is much more that God has to offer us, then we can grasp and that we are different from the others.

    We usually are not materialistic frame of mine, but the people with with which we are around make us go against our nature.

    And that’s the reason we swindle away like this.

    Thanks for uploading yet another good post.

    • Minkster

      hey! thanks for stopping by and for your comments. this life is a journey. but if we keep going ahead without a map or a compass, we’ll sure get lost. that’s why the word of God, Jesus Christ, can save us. 🙂 and i agree that God has more to offer us…and we sure don’t wanna miss it, do we?

  • sheedaalitalpur

    I agree totally, I think we are living in a world where we are being made or tend to love artificial things, like sitting on a computer and loving the atmosphere, rather than go out for a 15 minutes and find out by ourselves.

    If we reflect upon our life and really look deep, we realize that our faith irrespective of whatever religion we holds, has so much to offer. Yet we end up reading newspaper, magazine and alike and make our opinion instead of God opinion and answers to everything.

    You are most welcome for the comment part. Have a nice night 🙂

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