Thursday, May 5, 2016

1 Peter, Day 4 Readings

Suffering and Grace   

Today's reading provides the punchline of 1 Peter's understanding of Christian suffering -- it is better to suffer than to do wrong.  So Christians must consistently strive to do the right things, regardless of the consequences.  They must keep themselves from making the mistakes of the world and follow Jesus' example.

Even so, Christians will sometimes fall short of perfect obedience to God.  So they should focus on certain things that God values most of all: love, acceptance, service to others.  These behaviors and attitudes can keep Christians from letting a few sins allowing them to slip back into their forward way of life.

Read 1 Peter 3:13-4:11  (NIV)   (NRSV)   (CEB)
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Reading the Bible in Its Entirety

If you are planning to read the Bible in its entirety, you should read 1 Peter 3:13-4:11 today.