Your life is safe with Christ in God
Judges 16 / Proverbs 28 / 1Peter 3-5

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Judges 16:20 Then she cried out, “Samson! The Philistines have come to capture you!” When he woke up, he thought, “I will do as before and shake myself free.” But he didn’t realize the LORD had left him.

Proverbs 28:4 To reject the law is to praise the wicked; to obey the law is to fight them.


1Peter 3:13-17 Now, who will want to harm you if you are eager to do good? But even if you suffer for doing what is right, God will reward you for it. So don’t be afraid and don’t worry. Instead, you must worship Christ as Lord of your life. And if you are asked about your Christian hope, always be ready to explain it. But you must do this in a gentle and respectful way. Keep your conscience clear. Then if people speak evil against you, they will be ashamed when they see what a good life you live because you belong to Christ. Remember, it is better to suffer for doing good, if that is what God wants, than to suffer for doing wrong!

:22 Now Christ has gone to heaven. He is seated in the place of honor next to God, and all the angels and authorities and powers are bowing before him.

4:10 God has given gifts to each of you from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Manage them well so that God’s generosity can flow through you.

OT Flash Point

Samson’s “victory”

Proverbs: Covering up sins stops the flow of good
Confession and forsaking sin bring mercy

NT Flash Points

Beauty is from a submissive and caring heart
Always be ready to explain your hope
The trials you suffer for being a Christian should make you glad
Because they make you a partner with Jesus in His sufferings


My life, hidden with Christ in God?
Which will die, Christ or Barnabas?
— Your life is safe with Christ in God

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