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Sunday, 24 May 2009 08:52

1 Peter Chapter 4

12: Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:
13: But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.
14: If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.
15: But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men's matters.
16: Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.
17: For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?
18: And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?
19: Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.

vs.12 Talks about the main theme of 1 Peter, christian sufferings. It may be physical, or spiritual.

vs.13 This verse can mean church age saints looking for Christ's return.

vs.14 There is opposition when you stand for Christ. You may be "evil spoken of."

vs.15/16 Even if you suffer as a Christian trying to do right, you are still obligated to rejoice in Christ.

vs.17 How will the tribulation be like for those who obey God.

vs.18 Where will the ungodly and the sinners apper? Hell.

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