November 5, 2017: Daily Bible Reading Commentary for 1 Peter 1-3
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Commentary: This letter was a letter a hope written by Simon Peter to Jewish and Gentile believers during a time of political, social, and personal persecution. Our hope and faith in Christ our Lord cannot be taken from us - no matter what! It is our faith that defines us, not our circumstances. Our lives should be pleasing to Him, which includes obeying authority figures. Every authority figure has been placed in that position for a reason, whether we understand it or not. In chapter 3, Peter discusses relationships. The relationship between a husband and wife should be a harmonious one. Neither should fear the other, nor give cause for them to fear. Marriage is not a relationship of power! Our lives, as Christians, should set an example for the rest of the world.
Focus Verse: 3:17 Are you more concerned about doing right or appearing right? Which is more pleasing to the Lord?