1 Peter 4

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“Of course, your former friends are surprised when you no longer plunge into the flood of wild and destructive things they do. So they slander you.”

– 1 Peter 4:4

I was recently speaking with a guy at our church who was walking through the very slander Peter here speaks of. His co-workers, who use to routinely patronize a local adult club together, were surprised when he became a follower of Jesus, but even more surprised when he no longer joined them at the club. In short order their surprise gave way to slander.

There are a host of reasons why will heap abuse on you, when your faith in Jesus changes the way you live. Most often it is out of conviction. The transformation and light in your life exposes the darkness in theirs. Keep it up!

Today’s goal

Live differently. By God’s grace and ability, be a standout in your honesty, integrity and self-control. Be salt and light in a flavorless and dark world.

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