Posted by: jamsco | September 5, 2012

Application for Sept 1-2, 2012 — 1 Peter 4:16

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1 Peter 4:15

Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in that name.

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My thought is that Peter is aiming this verse at people who, because of following Christ or doing God’s will, have found some kind of persecution, and now they are afraid that people will think poorly of them, or scoff at them, or take pity on them for being foolish.

And Peter says, No, don’t feel ashamed. You aren’t following Jesus so that people will think good about you, but because you think Jesus is worthy of being followed.

Have you ever felt embarrassed when something bad happens to you after you have chosen to do God’s will? Are you feeling embarrassed about something like this now?

Take comfort. Glorify God. His opinion of you is the only one that matters.

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[Just a reminder – many or most of the songs posted on this site or at our channel at Youtube.com are demo or scratch versions (not finalized) of what will be available on the CD or iTunes.]

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