There’s a lot of reasons to look at First Peter sideways—what’s this about slaves obeying harsh masters because Jesus, or women not braiding hair because authority, or husbands being super nice to wives because they are weak—and so on.
There’s things about the person who’s suffered in the flesh, is done with sin, and the gospel being proclaimed to the dead. But this all makes Peter seem a little problematic, that if we suffer now for doing good, put our heads down and don’t make waves, Jesus will make it all ok in the end.
- When was a time you found the Bible to be a little problematic?
- What do you think it means to suffer in the flesh? What do you think it means to proclaim the gospel to the dead?