I’d like to take you on a bit of a journey with me today, as once again I share with you a bit of this heart. I was reading one of my favorite authors, Andrew Murray, and there was a quick reference to this scripture. It jumped out at me, so I decided to dig in a bit deeper.
“But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.”
1 Peter 5:10
Two of the main words that stood out to me where establish and settle. Perhaps this is a result of having over 10 different bedrooms , 30+ roommates, count-less flights, 7 varying job titles, my current bed (aka an air mattress) and endless transition over the past few years?
I am wondering if it is possible that to be established and settled is something quite deeper. It is possible that it is referring to something much deeper. Could it be something that even Peter and Paul attained even amidst their many travels?
Another thing that I noticed is that it is solely the God of all grace’s role to establish and settle me. It is something no amount of toil can produce. I must endure and then allow Him to be the One to secure me.
So today, I pray that as your read this the God of all grace is strengthening you and laying the foundation, so that no matter what the storms of life may bring, you will be found steady.
Strong’s definitions of establish and settle:
1) to make stable, place firmly, set fast, fix
2) to strengthen, make firm
3) to render constant, confirm, one’s mind
1) to lay the foundation, to found
2) to make stable, establish