Re:Verse passage – 1 Peter 4:12-19 (day five)
“So then, those who suffer according to God’s will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good.” v. 19
We all want justice, right? Or, maybe we just want revenge for when we are wronged. We all, typically, would like people to get what they deserve if they have done wrong in this world. There have been times when I have been wronged by someone or someone I love has been wronged, and I have wished for justice. There are times, though, that justice seems to be missed. Maybe it is when a criminal gets to go home because of a technicality. Maybe it is that the wicked seem to get richer or to not have anything happen to them after they have been known to be wicked in their actions. Maybe it is simply putting up with incessant insults or criticism for your faith.
Peter’s reminder, here, is for us to simply let God take care of all that. Our job is to continue to do good. We should never need revenge or worry about the justice part because God is a God of justice. He is going to take care of all of that. So, let us continue to do good while trusting that God is going to take care of us and take care of the judgement.