In 1 Peter 5 Peter is speaking to the Elders and Young men. He instructs the elders to be shepherds of God’s flock, and to do it with an eagerness to serve. Not for money or lording it over those entrusted to them, but being examples to the flock.
To the young men he instructs them to be submissive to their elders and to do it humbly, to be self-controlled and alert resisting the devil. Standing firm in the faith and God will restore them making them strong.
“In his kindness God called you to share in his eternal glory by means of Christ Jesus. So after you have suffered a little while, he will restore, support, and strengthen you, and he will place you on a firm foundation. All power to him forever! Amen”
How true are these words today! Just as much today as back when Peter was writing to the churches in Babylon.