Daily Devotion – July 12, 2016

1 Peter 5:1-4

The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed: Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; Neither as being lords over God’s heritage, but being ensamples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.

 

With every privilege comes responsibility. Peter wrote that he had the privilege of being a witness of the suffering of Christ. Because he was a witness, he had the responsibility to “feed the flock of God”. If Peter was faithful in his responsibility, he would receive the crown of glory.

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