Suffering for Good – I Peter 2:18-25
“Suffering for Good” – 1 Peter 2:18-25
If you suffer for doing good this is commendable before God
Word Study: servants; Greek οἰκέται, oiketai (5 NT occurrences:
Matthew 24:45; Luke 16:13; Acts 10:7; Romans 14:4 & 1 Peter)
The word refers to those employed about a house, or living in the same house – from οἶκος oikos, “house” so it refers to a family or household relationship of servant to master, not slave ownership.
Excellent Suffering – Commendable
How can our serving and suffering accomplish God’s approval?
Three Enduring Convictions
- Surpassing Good – verses 18-20 (our commitment)
Suffering for doing good
- Silent Trust – verses 21-23 (our confidence)
He entrusted himself to Him who judges justly
- Superior Example – verses 24-25 (our Champion)
He himself bore our sin