1 Peter 4: Self-Controlled and Sober-Minded

Today’s Bible reading is 1 Peter 4. While I would encourage you to read the entire chapter, notice especially the straight-forward call of verse 7.

The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers.

These are great thoughts to fix at the forefront of our minds from the start of this weekend.

We live in a world that is out of control; as Christians, we are to be self-controlled.

We are surrounded by people whose minds are set on themselves and the things of this world; as disciples of Jesus, we are to be sober-minded.

“The end of all things is at hand,” Peter reminds us. Our Lord could return at any moment. Self-control and sober-mindedness are key elements of our walk with him. Let’s “entrust” our souls “to a faithful Creator while doing good” (1 Pet 4:19) this weekend.

About Jason Hardin

Jason lives in southern Indiana with his wife Shelly and their three daughters. He works with the Charlestown Road church of Christ. Jason has written three books and a variety of workbooks. He’s a fan of photography, baseball, mountains, wildlife, BBQ, banana pudding, and coffee. You can contact him here or connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

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