Peter is still writing hope and encouragement to those who are suffering as Christians. Peter repeatedly relies upon the example of Jesusâ€™ suffering. Jesus suffered for doing right. Jesus suffered as a just person for the world who was unjust and unrighteous. When Jesus suffered, he still acted righteously. He did not retaliate and return evil for evil. Knowing that Jesus suffered in the flesh in this way, we need to prepare our minds for the same way of thinking.
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