August 04, 2019
We are continuing in our study of the Book of Acts, and today finds us in the 23rd chapter. The heart of the message, however, may be found in 1 Peter. Here we find great insight into Paul’s mindset and his respect for authority.
Now who is there to harm you if you are zealous for what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled, but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect, having a good conscience, so that, when you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame. For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God’s will, than for doing evil. — 1 Peter 2:13-17