1 Peter 4:1 - Suffering and Sin.

1Pet.4:1: Suffering and Sin.

Pet 4:1 (TEV) Whoever suffers physically is no longer involved 
with sin.  

1 Pet 4:1 (EAV) Whoever has suffered in the flesh [having the 
mind of Christ] has done with [intentional] sin  

1 Pet 4:1 (CWR)  Since Christ suffered physically, you, too, 
might have to suffer. So arm yourselves with the same attitude He had. 
He who is willing to suffer for Christ shows that he has turned his 
back on sin  

"He who in baptism has shared the sufferings and the death of 
Christ, is risen to such newness of life with him that sin has no more 
dominion over him" (Rom 6:14). . . . When that has happened, a man has 
said good-bye to his former way of life. The rule of pleasure, pride 
and passion is gone, and the rule of God has begun. [Barclay 

The one who has identified with Christ's redemptive suffering is 
no longer responding to the lusts of the flesh, but to the will of 
God. [New Bible Companion] 

True Christians make the will of God, not their own lust or 
desires, the rule of their lives and actions. [Matthew Henry Commentary] 

The life of one who has "ceased from sin" follows a new course 
altogether. His will is subject to the will of God as the compass is to the 
magnetic pole. He walks, "not after the flesh, but after the Spirit" 
(Rom. 8:1). [SDA Commentary] 

Some people will do anything to avoid pain. As followers of 
Christ, however, we should be willing and prepared to do God's will and 
to suffer for it if necessary. Sin loses its power to defeat us in 
our suffering if we focus on Christ and what he wants us to do. When 
our bodies are in pain or our lives are in jeopardy, our real values 
show up clearly, and sinful pleasures seem less important. If anyone 
suffers for doing good and still faithfully obeys in spite of suffering, 
that person has made a clean break with sin. [Life Application SB] 

I urge you in your suffering to stay your soul upon God. The 
Lord will be your help, your strength, your comfort. Then look to Him 
and trust in Him. We must receive our consolation from Christ. Learn 
in His school His meekness and lowliness of heart. Let every word 
you speak show that you recognize the goodness, the mercy, and the 
love of God. Be determined to be a comfort and a blessing to all in 
the home. Create a sweet, pure, heavenly atmosphere.... Open the 
windows of the soul heavenward, and let the light of the Sun of 
Righteousness in. Do not complain. Do not mourn and weep. Do not look on the 
dark side. Let the peace of God reign in your soul. Then you will 
have strength to bear all your sufferings, and you will rejoice that 
you have grace to endure. Praise the Lord; talk of His goodness; 
tell of His power. Sweeten the atmosphere which surrounds your soul.