1 Peter 3:18-20
For Christ also has once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh…
Both good and bad; the good willingly, the others against their will.
I. FOR THE GOOD ANGELS.
1. If such glorious creatures be subject to Christ, then —
(1) How great a one is He, and how glorious is His kingdom.
(2) The greater honour and dignity our Head hath, the more joy and comfort may we have, who are His members.
2. In that He appoints them to watch and guard us —
(1) What a great honour is this to us.
(2) How may we hereby be comforted and encouraged against Satan's malice.
(3) We must keep within com pass, and walk carefully in God's ways.
II. FOR THE EVIL ANGELS.
1. All these are subject to Christ, and He hath triumphed over them.
2. As it is no small honour to Him our Head to have all these under Him, so the meditation hereof cannot but be comfortable to us, both in regard of Him and ourselves.
3. Those evil angels cannot do that evil they would, and if they cannot, much less can their instruments.
Parallel VersesKJV: For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: