1 Peter 5:12: By Sylvanus, A Faithful Brother As I Regard Him, I Have Written Briefly To You, Exhorting And Declaring That This Is The True Grace Of God. Stand Firm In It.
As you read this verse, you likely wonder who Silvanus is. You likely know him by a different name. This is Silas, the traveling companion of the Apostle Paul. You can read in Acts 16 of how he, alongside Paul, was beaten with rods in Philippi, and placed in prison. Silas knew what it was like to be persecuted for his faith in Christ. It is no small wonder that he is with Peter, and is a help to him.