Bible: 1 Peter 2:11-22
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 1 among the non-Christians, 2 so that though 3 they now malign you as wrongdoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God when he appears. 4
Submission to Authorities
2:13 Be subject to every human institution 5 for the Lord’s sake, whether to a king as supreme 2:14 or to governors as those he commissions 6 to punish wrongdoers and praise 7 those who do good. 2:15 For God wants you 8 to silence the ignorance of foolish people by doing good. 2:16 Live 9 as free people, not using your freedom as a pretext for evil, but as God’s slaves. 10 2:17 Honor all people, love the family of believers, 11 fear God, honor the king.
2:18 Slaves, 12 be subject 13 to your masters with all reverence, not only to those who are good and gentle, but also to those who are perverse. 2:19 For this finds God’s favor, 14 if because of conscience toward God 15 someone endures hardships in suffering unjustly. 2:20 For what credit is it if you sin and are mistreated and endure it? But if you do good and suffer and so endure, this finds favor with God. 16 2:21 For to this you were called, since Christ also suffered for you, leaving an example for you to follow in his steps. 2:22 He 17 committed no sin nor was deceit found in his mouth. 18