Weekly Christian Living Devotional

By Pastor Nick Bibile

1Pe 1:8 Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory.

Peter is speaking to the Christians at this time who were going through severe persecution, trials and hardship. It is very easy to portray as a born again Christian and say, I am born again as I read my Bible, go to Church and pray. I hate sin and I am changed. The true test of the faith comes in persecution. The true Christians have a supernatural principle of love  something unseen. They loved Jesus Christ, for they saw him spiritually whom the world saw not, and whom they themselves had never seen with bodily eyes.  Though their outward sufferings were very grievous, yet their inward spiritual joys were greater than their sufferings; and these supported them, and enabled them to suffer with cheerfulness. This is unspeakable and full of glory.