Bible: 1 Pet 2:9-17
2:11 Dear friends, I urge you as foreigners and exiles to keep away from fleshly desires that do battle against the soul, 2:12 and maintain good conduct 4 among the non-Christians, 5 so that though 6 they now malign you as wrongdoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God when he appears. 7
Submission to Authorities
2:13 Be subject to every human institution 8 for the Lord’s sake, whether to a king as supreme 2:14 or to governors as those he commissions 9 to punish wrongdoers and praise 10 those who do good. 2:15 For God wants you 11 to silence the ignorance of foolish people by doing good. 2:16 Live 12 as free people, not using your freedom as a pretext for evil, but as God’s slaves. 13 2:17 Honor all people, love the family of believers, 14 fear God, honor the king.