1) Know that the foundation for facing fiery trials is the Gospel. (1:3-6a)
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, 5 who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 6 In this you rejoice
2) Know that the fiery trials are designed to bring out our genuine faith. (1:6b-7)
though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, 7 so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
3) Don’t be surprised when fiery trials come. (4:12)
Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.
7 He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the LORD.
4) Set your hope on the truth of God’s promise of His grace in every trial. (1:13b)
13 Therefore, preparing your minds for action,[b] and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
5) Saturate your heart and mind with the word of God. (2:2)
2 Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation—
6) Set your mind on obeying the word not your feelings (1:14)
As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance,
7) Set your mind on making Christ Lord in your life in every circumstance. (3:15)
but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy,
8) Set your mind on the goal of bearing the fruit of the holiness that has been placed with in you. (1:15)
but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct,
9) Know that suffering aids in turning you away from your passions. (4:1)
Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh] arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin,
10) Set your mind on living out the will of God not what you want or desire. (4:2)
so as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for human passions but for the will of God.
11) Humble yourselves under God’s mighty hand and He will exalt you. (5:6)
6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you,
12) Place your worries on Him. Be confident that He does care for you. (5:7)
casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
13) Be on guard regarding Satan’s ways to “get at you” in your suffering. (5:8)
8 Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
14) Resist Satan through your genuine faith (not your feelings). (5:9)
9 Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world.
15) Having completed the course of this sojourn in this exile, God will personally restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. (5:10)
10 And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.