Part of the suffering a Christian is called to comes from living a godly life that the world disdains. As Christians live lives differently than unbelievers, unbelievers will often put pressure on Christians to give up their convictions. How can a Christian have the strength to stand firm when faced with such opposition? In 1 Peter 4:1-6, this question is addressed. The realities of the gospel provide the foundation for courageous living in a hostile world.