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SUBMIT YOURSELF FOR THE LORDS SAKE PART THREE

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  1 Peter 3:1-7   Peter uses Isaiah 53 as a back drop to how we  are to respond and behave in this fallen world.  Whether it be those in human institutions , to those who over us in the workplace ; we do this to emulate Christ’s life, as His servants.  We cease being the sheep that was so easily led astray due to sin; and now we are servants of righteousness .  Why? Because of Christ, and we now demonstrate humility by entrusting in the One who judges justly.  And by doing that we are removing the burden of our flesh to do what we ought not to do as witnesses of His grace.  We trust God will bring all things before His feet despite how we are treated in this life.  This principle applies to how we treat elected officials, unjust employers.  This same principle applies to wives as Peter brings this conversation about submission which really is “Honorable conduct”.   The believer, the wife’s desire is to please the One who called her by His grace.   We would call this an “in

SUBMIT YOURSELF FOR THE LORDS SAKE PART TWO

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  1 Peter 2:18-25 Submission is an honorable conduct; which is the preeminent mark of: Christian grace and goodness.  This applies to how we are to respond to every human institution.  We were created for submission whether you like it or not…..  To…. Parents, teachers or school principle, Law Enforcement, Construction zones, Highway road signs, church elders, employers, and your local, provincial and federal magistrates.  God never created us to be nation unto ourselves, but of one another, so that we could demonstrate what “honorable conduct “ look likes.  Peter said we are to do this for “the Lord’s sake” we submit because we want to honor God.  And we do not want to bring criticism or reproach to His glorious name .   We are called to be an extraordinary model of civil obedience .  But we live in cancel-culture society that is  against everyone, and everything.  We live in a culture that screams from the rooftops that everyone deserves equal rights; I don’t disagree so lon