Through all of the suffering and hardship that Joseph has been through, God has been with him. Now, we see him rise from the pit he’s been in to be the prime minister of all of Egypt. Ultimately, Joseph points to Jesus who suffered and died, and went to the pit, but was raised and is seated at the right hand of God.
In this text, Paul writes of the work that Christ has accomplished through him in Jerusalem and among the Gentiles, and how God has brought many to Christ through the proclamation and demonstration of the Gospel. He then mentions his ambition to proclaim the gospel where Christ has not already been named. Today, there are still people groups that have never heard the Gospel and Veritas wants to be apart of bringing the Gospel to these peoples. Will you join us in our work to proclaim Christ where He has not already been named?
As we reach the end of 1 Peter, we see Peter encouraging the church to stand firm. And how is it that Peter calls us to stand firm? By looking to Christ, seeing His past sufferings and looking to His eternal glory to come. Not trying to cover up the difficult truths of earlier chapters, Peter reminds us of the suffering before us and that our hope through it is in the Gospel that says that after a little while, Christ Himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish us.