Matthew Week 9: Day 4
Pray and read
Ask God to be at work by his Spirit as you read his word that you might grow in love, loyalty and likeness to the Lord Jesus. Read 1 Peter 3:8-18.
What does Peter encourage his readers to do when they experience suffering on account of their faith?
What manner does Peter encourage his readers to adopt? Why should they behave in that way?
What might it look like for you to revere Christ as Lord in your heart in the face of opposition? How would you disobey this command?
Are you prepared to give an answer for the hope that you have? How might you continue to prepare for opportunities God gives you?
Thank God that as we suffer for our faith we follow in the pattern Jesus’ set for us in his death on our behalf.
Ask God for opportunities to speak of the hope you have in Christ Jesus, and for wisdom in taking up those opportunities.