1 Peter 4

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For we have spent enough of our past lifetime in doing the will of the Gentiles—when we walked in lewdness, lusts, drunkenness, revelries, drinking parties, and abominable idolatries.

— 1 Peter 4:3

God is able to restore the years that the locust have eaten (Joel 2:25), but God’s grace and restorative power is no reason to allow the enemy to continue to decimate the fruitfulness that could be produced in your life.

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

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1 Peter 3

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Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous;

– 1 Peter 3:8

By (our fallen) nature we are divided. But in Christ we are joined as one. Therefore, we must seek—by the enabling power of the Spirit—to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. We must endeavor to be of one mind, and in the areas were we differ and disagree, to exalt compassion for one another over the carnal ambition to be right.

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My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon

1 Peter 2

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as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby,

– 1 Peter 2:2

There is no better way to grow as a disciple of Christ than to desire and devour the pure milk of God’s Word.

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon

1 Peter 1

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… who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

– 1 Peter 1:5

We, by God’s grace, are kept, by God’s power, as we trust in Him and His promised redemption that shall come when all is wrapped up and finished.

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

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James 5

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Indeed we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the perseverance of Job and seen the end intended by the Lord—that the Lord is very compassionate and merciful.

– James 5:11

There is a blessing for those who hang in in hope, and endure. Tribulations produce perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. And the hope produced will not disappoint, because it is not a wishful thinking hope, but an absolutely certain hope.

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon

James 4

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Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin.

– James 4:17

It doesn’t get much clearer than that. If your conscience convicts you, or the Word of Scripture confronts you, and still you persist, you’re on very dangerous ground.

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

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James 3

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But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy.

– James 3:17

How do you know when someone is walking in Godly wisdom? The evidence is clear. Wisdom from God (i.e. from above) is pure, peaceable, gentile, not pushy, merciful, impartial and sincere. Where these things are absent, wisdom is lacking.

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon

James 2

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For judgment is without mercy to the one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.

– James 2:13

In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus said, “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.” Therefore, if you desire mercy from others, make sure you give mercy to others without reservation, for God has certainly been merciful to you.

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

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James 1

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Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.

– James 1:16-17

It is far too easy for us to lose sight of the fact that every blessing we have, and gift we’ve received, has come from God above. Thus James reminds us, “do not be deceived … these blessings come from Him!”

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon

Hebrews 13

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For here we have no continuing city, but we seek the one to come.

– Hebrews 13:14

Some of those highlighted in the ‘Hall of Faith’ in Hebrews 11 (specifically Abraham and Sarah) forsook the possession of a homeland and city here in this life, seeking a better, heavenly dwelling. As a result it is said that “God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared a city for them.” Therefore, let us be like those counted worthy to be numbered among the faith-filled and faithful.

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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Additional Daily Devotionals

My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon