In Peter’s letter, he advised Christian servants to be loyal to their masters whether they are gentiles or the oppressive type. It is unacceptable if a servant is beaten for his wrong doing and he retaliates, for when one does evil and suffers for it patiently, he wins God’s approval.
Peter said that Jesus was a good example of the suffering servant who should be emulated. Jesus was sinless and innocent, yet he was reviled, but he did not revile in return. When he suffered, he did not threaten his persecutors. He trusted in God who would give right judgement in the end. He died for our sin and by his wound, we are healed.
We were formerly straying like sheep but Jesus has been our good shepherd who has shown us the way of salvation.