Suffer for Good or Evil

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    1 Peter 3:17-18 says, “ For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God’s will, than for doing evil. For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit,”

    If we suffer for doing evil, we are just receiving what we deserve. Yet if we suffer for doing good, then we will be blessed by God (1 Peter 3:14). It is better to suffer for doing good because it is in keeping with the will of God. It is what Christ did. He was righteous and He suffered for the unrighteous. It is the sufferings of Christ that bring us to God! Therefore at times we may suffer for doing good, yet through this suffering we will ultimately be blessed by God.