WEDNESDAY April 29, 2015

READ
1 Peter 3:13–17 New International Version (NIV)
13 Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good? 14 But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. “Do not fear their threats; do not be frightened.” 15 But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, 16 keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander. 17 For it is better, if it is God’s will, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil.

REFLECT
Q. How do we typically view suffering? What do these verses say our view of suffering should be?
Q. What did Jesus say about suffering? If not sure, use a concordance (word search) to find a few examples.
Q. What does it mean to “revere Christ as Lord”? (v 15) How does that change the way we live?