George H. Morrison once reflected on all this as he considered the words of 1 Peter 5:10[…] He observed that the word that Peter uses for “make you perfect” is the same word that is used for mending nets. Thus, “It is as if Peter had said, ‘The God of grace, whatever else he may do, will mend your nets for you’.”

Tim Challies, Deeper Than Our Deepest Need

My God mends nets. There is much in this wor;d that will snag and tear your nets. My God mends nets. Get in close, let Him work, and then cast the nets back out.

Haven’t heard it put this way. I will need to internalize it and to use this.

Why are we hated? Why is it that we should be not surprised when the world turns against us?

Because Cain hated Abel. Just one verse earlier John has spoken of these two brothers and asked why one murdered the other. Cain murdered Abel “because his own deeds were evil and his brother’s righteous.” Abel’s goodness exposed Cain’s badness. Abel’s righteousness convicted Cain of his unrighteousness. Abel’s love for God silently declared Cain’s disregard. Cain responded with the ultimate manifestation of hatred—he murdered his own brother.

Tim Challies