Friday, February 3, 2012

1 Peter by Sue Edwards (Lesson 4)


Genre- Religion/Biblical Studies/Bible Study Guides

1 Peter: Finding Encouragement in Troubling Times by Sue Edwards

Published by- Kregel Publications

Copyrighted- 2011

Number of pages- 102

Age Group- Adult Women

Description of book- Paperback, listed price- $12.99, ISBN 978-0-8254-4198

Link to Lesson 1.

Link to Lesson 2.

Link to Lesson 3.

Lesson 4- “Shadow the Servant” 1 Peter 2:11-25

This week I was really drawn to “Core Two: Living for Christ in a Hostile Society.”

People have always lived in hostile societies, our just seems worse than previous years, since there is such a media focus on the negative and not the positive.  I think over time (a long time) that social media could improve the hostile society, because so many positive messages could be posted.

Peter’s message can speak to us and anyone at any point in time, but telling us how to best adjust to all of the negativity.  One of his most important points is that we must submit to those in authority. 

The book of Daniel shows a good example of how to submit to authority, yet be able to do what is best according to the Lord.  Daniel asked in Daniel 1:13-17 to have a trial period where he and the other men with him could eat their food and then if it didn’t work they would eat the King’s food.  Daniel was able to maintain his integrity while submitting to the king.

Government officials around the world will learn from people who show Christ-like behavior how it should be.  And we need to remember while submitting to them that when Christ comes back they will have to answer to him about their transgressions. 

I am going to do my best to live my life with Christ and submit to government officials in our hostile society.

I hope you all have had a wonderful week and I will inform you next week about my thoughts on “Lesson Five.”

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  1. Thanks for your week 4 post. Great insight here! This one hit home for me because I can be pretty stubborn and outspoken when it comes to politics. Learning about suffering with integrity certainly challenged me this week. But that makes me all the more encouraged to continue--can't wait to see how I'll grow during week 5!

  2. It's hard to submit to those who are not following the rules. However, I am not the judge of sinners and must remember that.

    I enjoyed reading your post.