I Peter 3:14
But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. “Do not fear what they fear; do not be frightened.” NIV
Do not fear what they fear. There’s a footnote in my NIV Bible there that says, “Do not fear their threats.”
This verse echoes Psalm 118:6 – The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid, what can man do to me? NIV
Sometimes, though, these verses are easier contemplated than lived. Earthly threats can seem quite real when they’re staring you in the eye. It takes a lot of prayer and preparation to meet them head on with a triumphant spirit.
But, today’s reminder says, “even if you suffer for what is right, you are blessed.”
That’s what I’ll think about today.