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September 2010

1 Peter 4 Commentary

v.1 “To survive persecution in an obedient manner, Christians must have proper mental preparation (cf. 1:13): ‘Arm yourselves also with the same attitude’ that Christ had.  In the context of Peter’s letter, the proper attitude includes a steadfast hope for vindication (1:13; 3:18-22), a fear of God (3:15), and a commitment to live (including suffering) […]