Reflections… a Scripture verse and inspiration for daily living [5/19]

Passage: 1 Peter 2:11-25
Verse: 1 Peter 2:24a (NIV 2011)
 “He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness….”

Does anyone have a problem submitting to authority?  Submitting to authority, in this passage, is linked to doing the right thing.  We are told, in verse 15, it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people.  Sometimes, how we handle an injustice or wrong done to another does silence the oppressor.  In addition, it can be a powerful witness, for those that are experiencing persecution or prejudice, to see someone that is willing to stand and do right.  Verse 12 tells us to 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.  While we may never get words of encouragement or support in this world, may we live for the righteousness of Christ in our lives and in our Christian witness.  When all is said and done, may we hear “well done, good and faithful servant.” (inspired by Reflecting God – Devotions for Holy Living, WordAction Publishing Company)

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The River Run Church is affiliated with the International Church of the Nazarene. We are located in the North Central Mission Area of the Maine District.
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