Godliness In Suffering
The Apostle Peter quoted Psalm 34 as a basis for his argument why we should do good and not repay evil. Peter says that Christians should always answer evil with good, he also lived in the real world, and he knew that people often repaid good with a response of evil. Doing good is often difficult because, as a general rule, evil is rewarded immediately, and the reward of doing good is often delayed. But the rewards of good are better and far more secure than the rewards of doing evil. God promises this in Psalm 34. Peter reminds us that there is even a blessing for us when we suffer for righteousness’ sake. God will care for us, especially when we suffer unjustly.