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1 Peter 4:12-14

12 Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; 13 but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ’s sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy. 14 If you are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed are you, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. On their part He is blasphemed, but on your part He is glorified.



If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.
If you are insulted and reviled for bearing the name of Christ, you are blessed, happy, with life-joy and comfort in God’s salvation regardless of your circumstances, because the Spirit of glory and of God is resting on you and indwelling you—He whom they curse, you glorify.

1 Peter 4:1-2

Therefore, since Christ suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same mind, for he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, 2 that he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh for the lusts of men, but for the will of God.



Since Christ suffered in His body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because whoever suffers in the body is done with sin.
Since Christ suffered in the flesh and died for us, arm yourselves like warriors with the same purpose being willing to suffer for doing what is right and pleasing God, because whoever has suffered in the flesh being like-minded with Christ is done with intentional sin having stopped pleasing the world.

As a result, they do not live the rest of their earthly lives for evil human desires, but rather for the will of God.
So he can no longer spend the rest of his natural life living for human appetites and desires, but lives for the will and purpose of God.

1 Peter 3:12

For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,
And His ears are open to their prayers;
But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”



The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and His ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.

The eyes of the Lord are looking favorably upon the righteous, the upright, and His ears are attentive to their prayer eager to answer, but the face of the Lord is against those who practice evil.

Psalm 34:12-16
12 Who is the man who desires life,
And loves many days, that he may see good?
13 Keep your tongue from evil,
And your lips from speaking deceit.
14 Depart from evil and do good;
Seek peace and pursue it.
15 The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,
And His ears are open to their cry.
16 The face of the Lord is against those who do evil,
To cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.