His Supreme Ways

His Supreme Ways

Even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you are blessed. 1 Peter 3:14

Recommended Reading – 1 Peter 3:13-17

An honors student in Massachusetts learned that a friend was drunk at a party and needed a safe ride home. When she came to collect her friend, the police arrived too and she was arrested with the group. This Good Samaritan had not been drinking, was not in possession of alcohol, and the police later vouched for her sobriety and behavior. Nevertheless her school, citing its zero-tolerance policy, suspended her from her sports team. The case has since been argued in the court of public opinion, where one person posted this ironic comment: “Thank goodness she didn’t have a Bible on her or she would have been in real trouble.”

Sometimes we get in real trouble trying to do the right thing. In Genesis 37, Joseph obeyed his father’s request, but it led to an opportunity for his brothers to betray him. One good deed cost him thirteen years of freedom. But in the end, God supremely vindicated him and used it for good. If you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, don’t grow weary. You are blessed, and God will uphold you in His supreme ways.

You’re one happy man when you do what’s right, one happy woman when you form the habit of justice.
Eugene Peterson


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