That was Peter’s encouragement to the believers of his day.
He knew they were going to suffer simply because they were Christians.
Well, his words apply today.
The spirit of the world is still anti-Christ.
It is going to malign you because you don’t follow the course it sets.
And it is going to pressure you to conform.
But as Peter said. you are blessed when this happens.
Because the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.
You have been born again into a living hope through the resurrection Jesus Christ from the dead.
You’ve been equipped and empowered by Christ himself to stand tall.
So, rejoice when you share in the sufferings of Christ.
Knowing that you will also share in his glory.