A Letter From Peter

BLESSED IS THE MAN WHO DELIGHTS IN GOD'S LAW AND MEDITATES ON IT DAY AND NIGHT.  Psa 1:1-2

BLESSED IS THE MAN WHO DELIGHTS IN GOD’S LAW AND MEDITATES ON IT DAY AND NIGHT. Psalm 1:1-2

 

Dearly beloved,

I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;

Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.

Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;

Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.

For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:

As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.

Honour all men.  Love the brotherhood.  Fear God.  Honour the king.

Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward.

For this is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully.

For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.

For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us and example that ye should follow his steps:

Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:

Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously: 

Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.

For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.

1 Peter 2:11-25

About Shofar/Liz

I have a Christian blogsite-'God's Enduring Love' at https://heulu.wordpress.com with 'Words of Encouragement from the Bible and Liz's Journal'. Also, an art blogsite-'Art with Aloha' at http://artwithaloha.wordpress.com 'A Journal About Art and Life. I use acrylic and oil paints, graphite pencils and pen and ink.

Posted on July 25, 2013, in Hearing From God And His Word and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Love your ‘shofar’ pic ♥ God bless you and Wyman!

  2. thenakedtruth2

    ‘Strangers and pilgrims,’ words I fear are not common to believers. We are all too familiar, and we have become comfortable in our ‘travels.’

    The pilgrim life which we are reminded to pursue, has been choked by the pursuits of the world. The word is good, and we need to remind and encourage one another that this road is narrow, but the landscape is wonderful.

    A hearty shalom to you

    • Shalom to you, John! I hope that Peter’s words will not go unheeded because we need to be better witnesses in the world. As a matter of fact, unless those who say they are believers start taking the Word of God seriously and shake off their worldliness and world mind set, their faith will be in vain and they will not be accounted worthy. They will lose out in their inheritance. So we remind them. . .
      Blessings,
      ~Liz

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