1 Peter 4:12-19 Reading the Passage

What to Do When You Encounter “Fiery Trials” – 1 Peter 4:12-19

4 (12) Beloved, do not be surprised by the fiery trials among you (that have come for the purpose of testing you), as though a strange thing has happened to you. (13) On the contrary, since you are participating in the sufferings of Christ, rejoice; so that at the revelation of his glory you may indeed rejoice with exultation. (14) If you are denounced for the name of Christ, you are blessed; because the Spirit of glory, indeed, the Spirit of God, is resting upon you. (15) May none of you suffer as a murderer or a thief or an evildoer, nor as a troublemaker. (16) But if anyone should suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; rather, let him glorify God by this name. (17) The time has come to begin the judgment with the house of God; if it begins with us, what will be the end for those who do not obey the gospel of God? (18) Indeed, as it is written, “If the righteous are barely saved, what will happen to the godless man and the sinner?” (19) Therefore, let those who are suffering in accordance with the will of God commit their souls in doing what is right to a faithful Creator.

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