1 Peter 2:11-17
(vv 11-12) We are ‘strangers’ here on earth, so we must resist living like ‘natives’; we are to have a ‘beautiful lifestyle.’
(13-14) This lifestyle involves submission to govt authorities for God’s sake as they are intended to reward the righteous & punish wicked.
(15) God’s purpose in this is for us to “put to silence the ignorance of foolish men.”
(16-17) Summary: Don’t use your Xn freedom as pretext for wickedness; honor all, love Xns, fear God, honor the king.