1 Peter 3:14 say’s But and if ye suffer for righteousness’ sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled; (King James Version)
We know what verse 13 says” right? We as saints can handle that but this morning I want to focus on verse 14 because as saints we struggle with this so much. It could be that we don’t understand the verse clearly.
Peter knew that persecution was coming; he wished to prepare his readers for it. He recalls to their thoughts the eighth beatitude, Such suffering would do them no real harm; it would bring with it a true and deep blessing. “
Not even can suffering take away your blessedness, but rather promotes it. In the Greek, it says, “do not impair your blessing in other words by fearing man’s terror in your times of adversity. Literally, “Be not terrified with their terror,” that is, with that which they try to strike into you, and which strikes themselves when in adversity. God alone is to be feared; he that fears God has none else to fear.
We would like if no harm would come to us for doing good, but that is not living in reality. Not everyone wants to see God’s Will done in the earth and in mankind. And this is why Peter comes to remind us about the Lord’s Beatitudes He spoke about to the multitude of crowds.
Today I pray that you be blessed and know that as long as you are doing God’s Will nothing can hurt you spiritual. AMEN