An Effectual Saving Call

But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you. To Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen (1 Peter 5:10-11)

In strong contrast to the disobedient who are appointed to God’s wrath, Christians are chosen by God to salvation. An effectual saving call by God to the world, yet not everyone will respond to His invitation to inherit eternal life. Christians are to live with the understanding that God’s purposes relating to the future glory often require some endurance to pain in the present. While the believer is being personally attacked by the enemy, he is being personally perfected by the Lord. Perfect,establish, strengthen, and settle – These four words all speak of strength and resoluteness. God is working through the Christian’s struggles to produce strength of character. These attributes that brings us this character building strength are found in this chapter 5, of 1 Peter. These include submission (v.5), humility (vv. 5,6), trust  (v.7), sobermindedness (v.8) a vigilant defense (vv.8,9), hope (v.10), and worship (v.11).

Beloved friend, stay encouraged in your walk with the Lord, in times of trial and suffering you are not alone. The Lord walks with those who are remaining faithful and confident during these difficult times, but He also is only a quiet prayer away from anyone who will call upon His name. Our time on earth is short compared to all of eternity in His presence, and only what we do with our faith, our hope, and our love, and work of the Lord will last.

May God bless your walk with Him!



Author: rontrujillo

Married 37 years We have six children. All of whom are adult. Three are married one of them blessed us with three beautiful grandchildren. Retired Firefighter @ Boeing Aircraft 37 years (Formally McDonnell Douglas) Born Again Summer of 1981

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