Remember Him

Re: Verse reading–1 Peter 2:11-25; 3:1-9 (day one)
“While He was being reviled, He did not revile in return; while suffering, he uttered no threats, but kept entrusting Himself to Him who judges justly.”  (2:23)  The subject this week is submission.  Hard topic!  Peter is teaching submission to others that comes from a heart that is first submitted to God.  He remembered Jesus on the night of His crucifixion.  Enemies accused Him.  He remained silent, because He had already surrendered His life to the Father in the Garden of Gethsemane.  From that surrender came complete composure, the absence of any need to struggle against the circumstances or the outcomes.  He believed God to be the one who “judges justly”.   Anything, therefore, that was faced on the path that the Father directed was to be born with courage because it was ultimately wise and good.  It is not suffering that is Jesus’ main example to us.  See 2:21.  It is submission to God.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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