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 (KJV)

Suffered – Peter writes to the “strangers scattered” (1 Peter 1:1) who are the “sheep gone astray” (1 Peter 2:25). This repeats Yeshua’s words how He came for the lost sheep of the house of Israel (Matthew 15:24). They were being reconciled to God by Yeshua’s death and resurrection. These lost sheep were returning to their first love. But it wasn’t easy for the house of Israel to make this return. Suffering was a part of it. Continue reading “Suffering”