But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.
1 Peter 5:10
Today, I want to touch a very delicate area. I know a whole lot of questions would have arose in the hearts of many of us in the course of these teachings. There may be some grey areas as well as confusion.
Perhaps there is someone asking these questions;
How do I really live by faith?
How do I stand for righteousness in this world ?
Some others may be asking how they will combine the spiritual and secular. Some are wondering how they will sort out their lives in the physical while trying to pursue eternal life.
Brethren, I have good news for all these categories of people.
According to our text, the Lord who has called us unto eternal glory which is eternal life, will sort out all that concerns you. He will never leave you nor forsake you. There may be a lot of rocky situations in the home front, in your academics, or in your career and yet you want to pursue eternal life.
There is no need to be worried or agitated. Remember Apostle Paul said we should be careful for nothing but make all our request known unto God (Phil 4:6). Let us just rely solely on the grace of God.
Our text says He will make us perfect. There is a reason why perfection was mentioned first and it is because God wants us to concentrate on this path of righteousness unto eternal life. Then in the process of perfection, strength will come to endure the sufferings that comes with this path, and then He will settle us and this is mostly as regards all that concerns us in the physical and in the spiritual