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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Live Like Jesus

1 Peter 3:13 (MEV): Who is he who will harm you if you follow that which is good? This is a rhetorical question. One that Peter asks knowing the obvious answer. For us believers, as the previous citation of Psalms 34 teaches--the eyes of the Lord on the righteous, and He's set His face against …

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Jesus is our Example in Submitting to Suffering

1 Peter 2:18–19 (MEV): Servants, be submissive to your masters with all fear, not only to the good and gentle, but also to the harsh. For this is commendable, if because of conscience toward God a person endures grief, suffering unjustly. It is an ugly and brutal world. Back in our previous excisions (verse 13,) …

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