1 Peter 2:18-25
Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the fraudulent.…
The words imply —
1. That man has a conscience.
2. That conscience sometimes leads to suffering.
3. That sufferings that spring from the following out of a good conscience are reasons for gratitude. "This is thank worthy."
I. Because THEY INVOLVE THE HIGHEST MORAL TRIUMPH. It is a triumph —
1. Of the spiritual over the material.
2. Of the right over the expedient.
3. Of the Christly over the selfish.
II. Because THEY OPEN UP WITHIN THE MAN THE HIGHEST SOURCES OF HAPPINESS.
III. BECAUSE IT IDENTIFIES THE SUFFERER WITH THE ILLUSTRIOUS MEN OF ALL TIMES.
(D. Thomas, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward.