Main point summary
Even if You Suffer for Righteousness You Will be Blessed
1 Peter 3:14-16
d But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake,
If you have to suffer for the sake of righteousness,
you will be blessed.
The result will be that you will be blessed.
e Have no fear of them,
Do not fear what man can do to you,
f nor be troubled,
Do not worry about the situation you are facing,
but g in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy,
But in the depth of your being, give honor to Christ the Lord as holy,
h always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you;
Be ready at any time, prepared to defend your hope in Christ, to anyone who asks you for a reason you hold this hope in your heart;
yet do it with gentleness and i respect,
Explain this hope in a gentle manner, respecting the person you are talking to,
j having a good conscience,
Talk about your hope do it with a good conscience,
so that, k when you are slandered,
So that when your name is dragged through the mud and your character derided,
those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame.
Those very same people who make fun of you, and laugh about your good behaviour in Christ may feel shame.