“For it is better, if the will of God be so, that you suffer for well doing, than for evil doing” (1 Peter 3:17).
She kissed her husband on the cheek, put her belongings on the table and said, “Well you will never believe what happened today?” Her husband smiled and cautiously replied, “Honey, ever since you became the principal at State Street School, you’ve had more things to deal with than I can begin to imagine. What happened today? As her tea was steeping, she told her husband, “Two boys were brought to my office. One for causing an altercation and the other being the one who did the punching. Want to know what happened?” Before her husband could say a word, she continued “Timmy Johnson punched his younger brother Tommy in the eye. Want to know why?” Again before he could say a word she continued yet again “Timmy warned his younger brother if you pray for me one more time I will punch you. You guessed it, Tommy stopped right then and prayed that Timmy would be good! Yes sir! Of all the reasons I’ve young boys in my office for throwing punches, this is the first time that I’ve had one for praying and the other for being prayed for!” That evening after dinner, the principal and her husband were having couples devotions. They read 1 Peter 3 and when they arrived in their reading at 1 Peter 3:17, they both laughed and said “Timmy and Tommy!” Timmy suffered for wrong doing. Timmy suffered for doing what was right.
For today: No matter how hard you try to do the right thing, don’t be surprised if sometimes you will suffer for it.