1 Peter 3:13 – Zealous for what is Good

Today’s Reading: Daniel 1:1‐2:23, 1 Peter 3:8‐4:6, Psalm 119:65‐80, Proverbs 28:14

Context: Peter discusses how we can gain from pain – suffering for righteousness sake.

1 Peter 3:13  “Now who is there to harm you if you are zealous for what is good?”

Observations:

  • Now who is there to harm you
    • If you are zealous for what is good?

The implied answer to this question is no one.  Peter continues on in the next verse to say that “even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you will be blessed.”  He is challenging our hearts to be passionate about doing good.  If we do, in the end we will be blessed.

Apply: I want to zealously pursue doing good – even more than I pursued the pumpkin pie yesterday or some people are pursuing the black friday deals today.  “Lord, show me how I can serve you through others.”

What opportunity to do good has God given you to zealously pursue today?

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