I find it so interesting that in a letter that is written to Christians who were being persecuted and unjustly treated, Peter would include a section on loving life (1 Peter 3:10). Loving life when being persecuted? When under pressure? When unjustly treated?
Yes. Jesus told us that in this world we would face tribulation, but we are to be of good cheer, for He has overcome the world. In other words, don’t forget about heaven.
When we get earth and heaven confused, our perspective in life gets skewed. When a follower of Jesus starts looking for fulfillment in the world, it is just a matter of time until their faith becomes shipwrecked.
So, what is a saint to do when the heat is on? Let’s listen to what the Holy Spirit says through Peter, and in doing so, build our life upon our Rock, Jesus Christ.
“Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.”