Commanders and Servants aren’t Nothing

Then Joab came to the king in his house and said, “Today you have shamed the faces of all of your servants who saved your life today, as well as the lives of your sons and daughters, the lives of your wives, and the lives of your concubines, by loving those who hated you and …

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Live Honorably Even When Your Beliefs are Called Evil

Live your lives honorably among the Gentiles, so that though they speak against you as evildoers, they shall see your good works and thereby glorify God in the day of visitation.1 Peter 2:12 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) Though this was written to Jewish believers, it stands with very …

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Willingly Suffering for Another is Holiness

Finally, be all of one mind, be loving toward one another, be gracious, and be kind. Do not repay evil for evil, or curse for curse, but on the contrary, bless, knowing that to this you are called, so that you may receive a blessing.1 Peter 3:8–9 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, …

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Peter’s Direction for Living in Marriage

Peter continues to encourage his readers to live righteously. Yes, that includes living in good moral character. There is an underlying theme in the reason why he says this. He hints at it in chapter 2, verse 9; and says it outright a bit later in verses 12 & 13. It's for the glorification of …

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