Suffering as a Privilege

1 Peter 4:12–13 (MEV): Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that is taking place among you to test you, as though some strange thing happened to you. But rejoice insofar as you share in Christ’s sufferings, so that you may rejoice and be glad also in the revelation of His glory. There …

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The Patient Suffering

1 Peter 4:1 (MEV): Therefore, since Christ has suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind, for he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, Therefore. Peter is using all he has written before. That is, what Jesus has already done for us. He even tells us …

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Willingly Suffering for Another is Holiness

1 Peter 3:8–9 (MEV): Finally, be all of one mind, be loving toward one another, be gracious, and be kind. Do not repay evil for evil, or curse for curse, but on the contrary, bless, knowing that to this you are called, so that you may receive a blessing. Peter's constant theme is our conduct …

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