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The Power of Patience

1 Peter 2:18-20 Slaves, be willing to serve your masters. Do this with all respect. You should obey the masters who are good and kind, and you should obey the masters who are bad. One of you might have to suffer even when you have done nothing wrong. If you think of God and bear the pain, this pleases God. But if you are punished for doing wrong, there is no reason to praise you for bearing that punishment. But if you suffer for doing good and you are patient, this pleases God.

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When was the last time that you were on the wrong end of some injustice – big or small? It just wasn’t fair. How did it make you feel?

Sometimes, life just isn’t fair. You try to do the right thing and yet people misunderstand you, or they run their own selfish agenda, and you end up with the raw end of the deal. That sense of unfairness, that sense of being at the wrong end of an injustice isn’t something that any of us likes all that much.

And so, when that happens (yet again!) my natural response, what I really want to do, is to tear that person’s head off. And believe you me, verbally, I have the capacity to do just that. I became pretty good at it over the years.

But being a follower of Jesus Christ’s these days, that option simply isn’t open to me anymore.

1 Peter 2:18-20 Slaves, be willing to serve your masters. Do this with all respect. You should obey the masters who are good and kind, and you should obey the masters who are bad. One of you might have to suffer even when you have done nothing wrong. If you think of God and bear the pain, this pleases God. But if you are punished for doing wrong, there is no reason to praise you for bearing that punishment. But if you suffer for doing good and you are patient, this pleases God.

Think about the injustice of being a slave. Now imagine that you’re wrongly punished and beaten. Injustice heaped upon injustice. And yet, in the middle of it all, God calls us to patience. Of all things … patience.

if you suffer for doing good and you are patient, this pleases God.

That’s God’s Word. Fresh … for you … today.


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