Unbelievers in perspective (1Peter4:2–5) Before conversion we had all the spiritual and moral insights that unbelievers possess—and spent our lives “doing what unbelievers choose to do.” (Peter has described the unbeliever’s choice: to satisfy their human desires.) He now describes the lifestyle that unbelievers can make no sense of, but which reflects the will of God for His people. Unbelievers cannot understand Christian self–discipline and rejection of sinful pleasures, and actually abuse and ridicule believers.
But what we understand is that human beings must give an account to God for their moral choices. Our sharing of the Gospel makes their judgment more severe, for their rejection of Christ fully demonstrates that their bent is toward evil.
Being a servant makes no sense to selfish people. But to those of us who have been taught to love by Christ, it is the only way to be.
 Richards, L. O. (1991). The Bible readers companion (electronic ed.) (882). Wheaton: Victor Books.
Published on Sunday, October 26, 2014 @ 4:42 AM CDT