Returning to the Work God Has Given You
I. God frustrates the plans of those who oppose Him (v. 15-18)
1 Peter 5:5 – Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”
II. God fights for His people (v. 19-20)
1 Corinthians 15:54-57 –
54 Then, when our dying bodies have been transformed into bodies that will never die, this Scripture will be fulfilled:
“Death is swallowed up in victory.
55 O death, where is your victory?
O death, where is your sting?”
56 For sin is the sting that results in death, and the law gives sin its power. 57 But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ.
III. God has equipped us with the weapon we need most (v. 21-23)
1 Thessalonians 5:11, NLT – So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.
Ephesians 6:17 – Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.