“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 don’t 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.” 1 Peter 2:13-17
- What does this text reveal to you about God? Anything new or surprising?
- What do Peter’s instructions imply about you and/or human beings in general?
- Given the past two years of pandemic, have these instructions impacted your choices in life? If so, in what ways? If not, why?
- Does the text present anything for which you can give thanks or confess and repent of?
- Does this section of Scripture teach you something about life that you could aim for, ask for, and act upon?