1 Peter 2:18-25 Reading the Passage

Handle Unjust Treatment in a Christ-like Way – 1 Peter 2:18-25

2 (18) Let the servants be in submission to their masters with all respect, not only submitting to the good and kind masters, but also to those who are harsh. (19) It is commendable if a man endures the pain of unjust suffering because of his consciousness of God. (20) What credit is there if, when you sin and are beaten, you bear it? But if you bear it when you do what is right and suffer for it, this is pleasing to God. (21) This is part of your calling, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example with the intention that you should follow in his footsteps. (22) He committed no sin, neither was any deceit found in his mouth. (23) When they insulted him, he did not insult them; when he suffered, he did not threaten; rather, he committed himself to him who judges righteously. (24) He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree; so that, having died to our sins, we might live for righteousness—by his wounds you have been healed. (25) You, like sheep, were going astray, but now you have been returned to the Shepherd and Guardian of your souls.

Now proceed to the next section of this study, entitled, Exploring the Passage.