Thanksgiving: I Thank the Lord for Judgment, For we have all been Forgiven of something! I Thank the Lord Righteous Living, For we are called to suffer just as our Father has Suffered! I Thank the Lord for The Fear of God, For we are all called to Worship the One and only Living God!
It is Written, “Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul. Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us. Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human authority: whether to the emperor, as the supreme authority, or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right. For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people. Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God’s slaves. Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the emperor. Slaves, in reverent fear of God submit yourselves to your masters, not only to those who are good and considerate, but also to those who are harsh. For it is commendable if someone bears up under the pain of unjust suffering because they are conscious of God. But how is it to your credit if you receive a beating for doing wrong and endure it? But if you suffer for doing good and you endure it, this is commendable before God. To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.” 1 Peter 2:11-21
Prayer: I Pray Father that you strengthen us as Believer so we may endure the Life we are called to as Christians in Jesus Name, Amen!
Amen! This passage is so important in the Bible, I’m glad you wrote about it. Thank you for this reminder of how Christ expects us to be.