In closing the book of 1 Peter, Adam examines what a leader looks like through the lens of Peter. As Christians, we are leaders that are called to humility, leading by example and standing firm in the faith.
"For if we could contol our tongues, we would be perfect and could also control ourselves in every way." What we say matters, and moving deeper into a relationship with God includes using our words well.
Sometimes, it helps to define our relationship with God and understand His presence in our life as both a Father and a Friend. How we pray (or communicate with God) often has blockages due to our own ideas of what a father or friend is, yet God invites us to know His perfect relationship and reframe our prayers.
Adam examines the life of David and how he waited faithfully and with integrity in many situations. From his example we see how waiting can be a powerful process in our lives that God often calls us to do.
In the last verses of John 6, we see many of the disciples walk away that have been following Jesus. They were confident they knew how Jesus would rule, and when they realized He had different plans, they left. Are we bought in, or do we live on the fence?