[esvignore]1 Peter 2:18-25[/esvignore] – Believers are sometimes called to endure suffering. God’s Word has much to say about the suffering of the elect, and there is much to find comfort in when difficult times come. While this text is directed at servants, the truths Peter presents are universally applicable to all of God’s children. The goal of Peter in this text, and the preacher in this sermon, is to encourage God’s children to endure suffering when it comes. This includes seeing suffering from God’s perspective, and ultimately looking to Christ, who absorbed the wrath of God for our sakes.