1 Peter 3:9-17 - IT IS BETTER TO SUFFER FOR WELL DOING
(i.e. Persecution as a Christian)
9 Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing:
but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that
ye should inherit a blessing.
10 For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his
tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile:
11 Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it.
12 For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open
unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.
13 And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which
14 But and if ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are ye: and be
not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled;
15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give
an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in
you with meekness and fear:
16 Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as
of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation
17 For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well
doing, than for evil doing.
" Please, Dear God, silence the gossipers, slandereres and liars
empowered by Satan to wound and maim me. Not only defeat what is evil,
but please empower all that is good in my life. In Jesus' Name I Pray.
THOUGHT ABOUT PRAYER:
When you pray, do you pray with the same sincerity and humility with which
Jesus prayed? If not, ask God to give you that sincerity and humility!
That is one prayer request He Will Answer!!