•(vv 11-12) We are ‘strangers’ here on earth, so we must resist living
like ‘natives’; we are to have a ‘beautiful
•(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
•(16-17) Summary: Don’t use your Xn freedom as pretext for
wickedness; honor all, love Xns, fear God,
honor the king.