Dailies 2019

Dailies ~In His Word 2019
Day 19
Peter wrote a lot of things; mostly he gives us some good wisdom on how to behave as a Christian. The following scriptures are an example of elders or those who have known the Lord for a while, and how they should set a good example in service.
He encourages us to serve with humbleness and grace, not out of aggravation or spite.

The elders who are among you I exhort, I who am a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that will be revealed: Shepherd the flock of God which is among you, serving as overseers, not by compulsion but willingly, not for dishonest gain but eagerly;  nor as being lords over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock; and when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that does not fade away. Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders. Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”             
Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:1-7
When we work for someone else we need to be humble in how we serve them, whether it is our job or act of ministry or mission, our attitude is everything once again.
The more you grow like this, the more productive and useful you will be in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But those who fail to develop in this way are shortsighted or blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their old sins. 2 Peter 1:8-9
The entire two books of 1, and 2nd Peter are full of such good advice here! I know that the more we read the more we learn how to act and how to draw nearer to Him. Today lets thinking on the things Peter tells us.
Heavenly father, help us to follow your advice through Peter and behave toward one another as You would, in Jesus name, amen.
Teresa M. Wilson