|What The Bible Says Good Samaritan's Penny Pulpit by Pastor Ed Rice|
Msg #2110 Hereunto Were Ye Called
What The Bible Says
Good Samaritan's Penny Pulpit by Pastor Ed Rice
“For even hereunto were ye called” (1Pet 2:23a). Peter uses this clause to highlight some things that are expected of a Christian going through the trial of their faith. Allow me to attach it more directly to his arguments: abstain from fleshly lusts,... for even hereunto were ye called; having your conversation honest,... for even hereunto were ye called; submit yourself to every ordinance of man, to kings, or governors,... for even hereunto were ye called; use your liberty as servants of God,... for even hereunto were ye called; Honour all men, Love the brotherhood, Fear God, Honour the king,... for even hereunto were ye called; be subject to your masters,... for even hereunto were ye called!
Recall Peter's theme and insert his clause,... if you are buffeted when ye do well, and suffer for it,... even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us. The point is captured in verse 23, “Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously.” It is good to act like Christ, but here Peter asks us to ReAct like Christ.
In 2021 Christians doing what Christians do, will raise the ire of the leftists who now dominate and control our society and run Washington DC. How will you ReAct to their affliction? “That no man should be moved by these afflictions: for yourselves know that we are appointed thereunto. For verily, when we were with you, we told you before that we should suffer tribulation; even as it came to pass, ... Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution” (1Thes3:3-4, 2Ti 3:12). Many Christians are ReActing poorly in these days. Remember Peter's charge, and be Christlike in persecution.
An Essay for week #10 - Mar 7, 2021
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