|TRINITY BIBLE CHURCH|
Living in the last days, believers know that God’s judgment is near. Lest believers think that His judgment will only be upon the unregenerate, Peter said, “It is time for judgment to begin with the household of God” (1 Peter 4:17). In other words, God’s judgment begins with the Church. In 1 Peter 5:1-5, Peter addressed the elders of the church in light of this coming judgment. Now in 1 Peter 5:5-9, he addresses the people in the church, with five exhortations, so that they too can be prepared for God’s judgment.