1 Peter 3:13, “And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good?”
There are so many misfortunes that can happen in this world. Harm can come because we live in a fallen world. There is hope from all the harm that is in the world. Our hope comes from God who will allow no harm to come to us when we go to Heaven to be with Him forever.
Who is he who will harm you? All evil and harm has an author. His name is Satan, Lucifer, the Devil, the Evil One, and several other names. He means to harm us at every turn. Want to come closer to God? Satan will try to throw as many roadblocks as he can in the way so that we will stop trying to go to God. He will try to interrupt our prayer life, interrupt our reading the Bible, and interrupt our talks with our Father God. Once Satan gets us off our game, he will continue to push us further and further away from God. He wants us to ignore God so that we can come live with him in Hell.
If you become followers. We have a choice, though. Whom we will follow? Will we follow God or will we follow Satan? We can only have one master. We must choose whom we love. If not God, then we have our answer. To be a follower means that we see someone as a leader. Someone we want to emulate. We should want to emulate God. God is perfect. No one else is. So let us aspire to live like God but we cannot be God. Lucifer tried to be God but he couldn’t and was kicked out of Heaven along with several other angels.
What is good? In a world filled with hate, lies, and pure evil, there is good in this world. This good comes from God. God’s goodness also shines through His creation. We cannot be good on our own. We need God. We need God to live in us. Without God, there is a part of us that is missing. He is our Creator and as our Creator, He left His mark on us. God also will protect us from harm because He does not want to see us hurting. If we are hurting in this life and need relief, God is there. We may not get relief in this life though. For that, we will receive that relief in the life to come. In Heaven, we will be spared from all pain and suffering. There will be no harm to come to us there.
Thank You for all that You do for us. We love You and need You so much. Plese keep us from harm and from our enemy. Let us always folow You and lead us away from all that is evil. You are our answer. You are our God and we are truly Your people.
In Your name we pray,