Oh To Be Wise Meditations
By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin. Moses knew that the treasures of Egypt were not as wonderful as what he would receive from suffering for the Messiah Jesus to come, and he looked forward to his reward. I would rather be a slave of righteousness than to be a son of the devil and the world. This is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not God’s child, nor is anyone who does not love their brother and sister. So by faith we are called to carry our cross and follow Jesus. And to not follow the patterns and the ways and the counsel of this world. For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God’s will, than for doing evil. For God is pleased when, conscious of his will, you patiently endure unjust treatment. Of course, you get no credit for being patient if you are beaten for doing wrong. But if you suffer for doing good and endure it patiently, God is pleased with you. For God called you to do good, even if it means suffering, just as Christ suffered for you. He is your example, and you must follow in his steps. Christ suffered here on earth. Now you must be ready to suffer as he did, because suffering shows that you have stopped sinning. We know that we are children of God and that the world around us is under the control of the evil one. And we know that the Son of God has come, and he has given us understanding so that we can know the true God. And now we live in fellowship with the true God because we live in fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ. He is the only true God, and he is eternal life.
Study 1 Peter 4:1