January 16, 2018 Psalm 126, I Peter 4, Psalm 127, (19)

The Psalm talks about what God gives to us. If we avert a tragedy god is watching over us, if we don’t avert it then we hold God accountable. But Jesus says we may have to be persecuted in his name. We suffer for the evil that we do, but even in evil, there is still repentance available. Chuck talks about how choices are part of our God-given free choice and pray for others not necessarily for us. Sometimes we want answers and don’t understand why bad things happen or for that matter good things. Your suffering ties you to Christ. Verse 6 talks about the gospel being preached even to the dead and could be saved after death. Is this the justification that can come to others only at the end of their lives.