Abide Together: Reflections on 1 Peter 3 and 4
In 1 Peter 3, the Lord through Peter continues to give examples of what it means to be excellence in behavior by touching on the husband and wife relationship. He also reminds them that it is good to suffer for doing good instead of justly suffering for doing wrong. Peter also reminded them that Christ died (suffered) for their sins, the just for the unjust, so that He might bring them to God. In the same way they should suffer unjustly for doing good, not wrong. Lord, by Your grace may I do what it right and in the midst of suffering trust You.
In 1 Peter 4, the Lord through Peter exhorts the believers to arm themselves with the same attitude that Christ had in suffering. He encourages them to use their gifts to serve one another and reminds them to entrust themselves to God, the faithful Creator, as they do what is right in a wicked world. Lord, I entrust myself to You as I pursue practical holiness in the midst of an unholy world.
– Bryan McKenzie
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