“For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing. For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit…” -1 Peter 3:17-18
Have you ever suffered for doing something good and then have somebody fuss at you or curse at you or complain about you, and you’ve made this comment: “I don’t deserve this”? Have you ever felt like you don’t deserve certain suffering? We deserve so much more.
We sing, “I stand amazed in the presence of Jesus the Nazarene and wonder how He could love me, a sinner condemned unclean.”
-Pastor Steve Wainright (excerpt from Sunday Morning Sermon “Vindicated in Suffering” from 1 Peter 3:18-4:1)