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1 Peter 4 - Key

v14

If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy [are ye]; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.

Sometimes people who are doing what is wrong, say bad things about us because we are doing what is right and they don't understand. In those times, we should show the Lord's love to them (v8) and continually be in prayer (v7). We should be encouraged that we can rejoice in those situations because the Lord is allowing it for His glory.

Application

When somebody says bad things about me that aren't true because I am doing what is right instead of going along with what they are doing that is wrong, I will be encouraged by remembering this passage. I'll remember that the situation can be for Christ's glory if I maintain my integrity and respond the right way.

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