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Read 1 Peter 2:19-25


Read 1 Peter 2:19-25

19God will bless you for this, if you endure the pain of undeserved suffering because you are conscious of his will. 20For what credit is there if you endure the beatings you deserve for having done wrong? But if you endure suffering even when you have done right, God will bless you for it. 21It was to this that God called you, for Christ himself suffered for you and left you an example, so that you would follow in his steps. 22He committed no sin, and no one ever heard a lie come from his lips. 23When he was insulted, he did not answer back with an insult; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but placed his hopes in God, the righteous Judge. 24Christ himself carried our sins in his body to the cross, so that we might die to sin and live for righteousness. It is by his wounds that you have been healed. 25You were like sheep that had lost their way, but now you have been brought back to follow the Shepherd and Keeper of your souls.

Think

Sometimes doing what is right is more difficult than doing what is convenient.  Peter says that 'if you endure suffering even when you have done right, God will bless you for it.  It was to this that God called you...' (1 Peter 2:20)

Pray

Loving God, help me to trust you enough to do what is right even when it might be costly to me.


22 2.22: Is 53:9
23 2.23: Is 53:7
24 2.24, 25: Is 53:5, 6 (LXX)
25 2.24, 25: Is 53:5, 6 (LXX)

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