F.B. Meyer made this glowing observation of Peter’s first epistle. I believe this to be one of the most fitting passages of scripture for the church in America today. I see ominous clouds on the horizon for the church. We must prepare our hearts for the days ahead. We do that by strengthening ourselves through the Word of God.
“By exiles in the distant lands, shut out from all human tenderness; by travelers and voyagers; by persecuted and suffering saints, hunted into the dens and caves of the earth, or immured in the living rock and beneath the boom of the ocean wave; by those whom sore sickness or venerable age may have incapacitated from meeting with the visible church-these words have been lovingly pondered and treasured, as a priceless heritage.”