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October 9, 2022 - 1 Peter 4

At the end of his letter, Peter writes about both the time to come and the present time. He pointes out that the end of all things is at hand, because it is, in the present we should be careful how we live, living self-controlled and sober-minded lives, praying loving and forgiving one another, showing hospitality, and using our God-given gifts to serve one another and to glorify God. Never far from Peter’s thoughts is the fact that, as we seek to live in such a manner, we will suffer; however, we remember that Christ himself suffered and we can rejoice because we will, one day, see his glory revealed and participate in that. How about we hear from two really good songwriters (I have quoted both in the past.).

A few more struggles here,

a few more partings o'er,

a few more toils, a few more tears,

and we shall weep no more.

Then, O my Lord, prepare

my soul for that blest day;

O wash me in your precious blood,

and take my sins away. -- Horatius Bonar (1844)

A few more days to run in circles

A few more days around the sun

A few more days ‘til he calls me

A few more days and I’ll be done

A few more days, my child, hold on. -- Paul Austin Martin (2017)

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