Like notifications on your phone remind you of things you might otherwise forget, Peter wraps up his letter with a couple things we shouldn’t forget.
When his life was threatened, Elijah ran for the desert. Maybe he thought no one would find him there. Maybe he thought the idea of dying by dehydration and starvation would be better than getting killed by the Queen. Scripture doesn’t tell us what he was thinking, other than that he wanted out.
Like a Cubs fan living in St Louis, those who follow a suffering Savior should not be surprised when they suffer.
God doesn’t ask us to understand his ways, but to trust his heart.
Peter writes that we are to arm ourselves with the same attitude of Christ when it comes to suffering – that we would rather suffer than sin.
Just like you don’t start a building project without finding out how much it will cost, Jesus tells his disciples to count the cost of following him.
After speaking to those under authority, Peter turns for the first time to someone IN authority: husbands.
62 percent of Americans admit they are more anxious right now than they were a year ago. So where do we go for hope?
After setting the stage for submitting to authorities even when it leads to suffering, Peter turns to the home.
Enigo Mentoya in “The Princess Bride” said, “there’s not a lot of money in revenge.” Yet Hollywood would disagree. We love a good revenge story! Yet if we follow the example of Jesus, he shows us a different way to handle injustice.