Bible Reading – Thanksgiving Day (Day 332)

by markburlinson

Day 332: November 28 (1 Peter 4)

Good morning – Happy Thanksgiving!

Today, as we give thanks for God’s blessing in our lives, Peter has encouragement and a challenge for us.

He encourages us that our willingness to suffer for Jesus shows us that we are done with sin – that doesn’t mean we will not sin again, but it means we have beaten the source of sin – “me first.” To be willing to suffer to follow Jesus puts Jesus first; a key step in overcoming sin’s grip on my life.

The challenge Peter gives us is to use the gifts God has given us to serve others. So today, as we review our lives and give thanks, let’s ask God how we can direct those blessings to serve His plan and purpose. Many of us will be using today as an opportunity to “cheerfully share your home with those who need a meal or a place to stay” – maybe God will show you one more lonely person who can be invited to join you today?

Even if such an endeavor causes you to be insulted or to suffer in some other way, Peter reminds us to “keep on doing what is right, and trust your lives to the God who created you, for he will never fail you.”

Have a great day!
Mark.

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