‘Finishing strong in the race to the end’ (1 Peter 5:6-14)

In 1 Peter 5:6-14, Peter writes his final comments to his readers, urging them on to continue strongly towards the finish line, with an attitude of humility toward one another, watchfulness with the regard to the evil one, hopefulness with regard to the future and steadfastness with regard to the gospel. Jesus said ‘he who endures to the end will be saved’. Even in those dark days of the first century when God’s people were being persecuted, they were called to hold their heads high and remain faithful. In these days, God’s people are to respond to the world’s renewed hatred in the same way.