"You are hated!" Yikes! Don't we normally want people to know that "You are loved"? Well, finishing out 1 Peter, we are going to see the importance of being able to stand firm in our faith because we have an enemy that has an insatiable appetite for you. He actually seeks you out, hunts you down & aims to devour you. The good news is God is stronger than our enemy and he has given us the tools to stand. They are not our tools. They are his tools & we use them in his strength.