November 16, 2023

Ready for Action

Daily Devotional2 Minutes

“Therefore, prepare your minds for action.”—1 Peter 1:13 NASB

Christians were scattered throughout the Roman Empire. Many faced trials and persecution. We can imagine that many wondered what they should be doing.

Peter urged them not to be idle but to stay active and remember the importance of preparing their minds. Why? Because God had work for them to do. He wanted them to be ready for action.

Peter reminded them they should “reside as strangers.” They had been chosen by God who had given them “a living hope.” He prepared for them “an inheritance which is imperishable.” If they were faithful, they would receive rewards reserved for them in Heaven (vs. 1–4).

They may have faced trials but needed to realize that they only last “for a little while.” In every situation, they were to “greatly rejoice” and realize that every trial had a purpose—to refine their character (vs. 6–7). God knew what they were going through.

Instead of being anxious and fearful, they were to stay calm, trusting God. They were always to be seeking to serve Him and do His will. They were to mature as believers, knowing God’s Word, being filled with His Spirit, and living lives that were pleasing to God. They were to be faithful to fulfill His call, never being discouraged, confident they would be rewarded in eternity.

Make sure that you are preparing your mind. Study. Read. Pray. Focus on God’s Kingdom and be ready for action.

Reflection Question: What steps are you taking today to prepare for God’s call?

Prayer
Father, help me prepare my mind for action and be ready to fulfill Your call. I dedicate my time, talents, and treasures to You. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
1 Peter 1

Prayer
Father, help me prepare my mind for action and be ready to fulfill Your call. I dedicate my time, talents, and treasures to You. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
1 Peter 1