1 Peter 2:11-17
Focused Text: 1 Peter 2:11-15
As followers of Jesus, we face opposition to our faith. Sometimes it’s subtle and slightly uncomfortable while other times it’s blatant and seems overwhelming. We may be tempted to respond in a confrontational matter, or simply conform to the pressure. Rather than responding to our opponents in either of these ways, Peter gives us some enduring guidelines to follow which will indirectly silence our opponents. By maintaining an honorable lifestyle (1:11-12) and living in submission to the authorities while seeking the welfare of others (2:13-15), we remove any reasonable basis for our opponents to attack us.