1 Peter 2:18 says, “Slaves, in reverent fear of God submit yourselves to your masters, not only to those who are good and considerate, but also to those who are harsh. 19 For it is commendable if someone bears up under the pain of unjust suffering because they are conscious of God. 20 But how is it to your credit if you receive a beating for doing wrong and endure it? But if you suffer for doing good and you endure it, this is commendable before God. 21 To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.”
This verse is definitely having to become MIND over MATTER for me. I have been struggling and I long for the LORD to change my heart so that I might live in a pleasing and holy way not just unto the Lord but also to be submissive before my “masters.”
I think some times it easier to suffer because you did wrong because that is the natural reaction. What is tough for me to practice mind over matter is suffering for doing good. That just seems unfair and unjust. I know the my God is a fair and just God, but this verse tells me that it commendable to suffer for doing good.
How do you wrap your MIND around that MATTER? I would ask you to continue praying for me in this!