The Book of I Peter looks at the persecution of Christians.
It was written from Rome by the apostle Peter in roughly 65 AD, shortly after the great fire in Rome which had devastated the city. Christians were being persecuted at the time, and a false rumour had started which blamed them for the fire. Amidst all this hostility, Peter wrote this letter to Christians throughout the Empire, showing them how to withstand these dangerous times.
Peter tells his readers not to lose hope. They must not become resentful of their persecutors, but rather live obediently so as to be good witnesses for God. They should trust in Christ and look for His return.
I Peter 5:2-4
"feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; neither as being lords over God’s heritage, but being ensamples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away"