1 Peter 2:11 – 3:12 – Highlight Review
2:11 Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul. 12 Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.
13 Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human authority: …
17 Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the emperor.
18 Slaves, in reverent fear of God submit yourselves to your masters, not only to those who are good and considerate, but also to those who are harsh. 19 For it is commendable if someone bears up under the pain of unjust suffering because they are conscious of God. 20 But how is it to your credit if you receive a beating for doing wrong and endure it? But if you suffer for doing good and you endure it, this is commendable before God. 21 To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.
3:1 Wives, in the same way submit yourselves to your own husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives, 2 when they see the purity and reverence of your lives.
7 Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers.
Luke 11:17 Knowing their thoughts, he told them, “Every kingdom divided against itself is headed for destruction, and a house divided against itself falls.
Section 13 – 1 Peter 3:8-12
8 Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble. 9 Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. 10 For, “Whoever would love life and see good days must keep their tongue from evil and their lips from deceitful speech. 11 They must turn from evil and do good; they must seek peace and pursue it. 12 For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”
● (v.8) When Peter writes, “Finally, all of you…”, who is he referring to?
● What does like-minded (harmonious) mean? How does a group of Christians become like-minded? How do they stay harmonious and like-minded?
● What type of love are we to have for one another as Christians? How can we deepen our love for one another?
● What is the difference between being sympathetic and compassionate toward one another?
● How can humility be beneficial in a relationship?
● (v.9). In verse 9 do you think Peter could mean that Christians could do evil to one another and insult one another? What is a blessing? How can Christians give blessings? How can a Christian give a blessing to someone doing evil and insulting them?
● What is the result of blessing someone who is doing evil and insulting you? What could the inherited blessing be?
● (v.10). How does a Christian keep their tongue from evil and their lips from deceitful speech?
● (v.11). How does a Christian seek peace and pursue it?
● (v.12). How does it make you feel to have the eyes and ears of God paying attention to you?
● What does it mean that “the face of the Lord is against those who do evil?”
● What is something from our passage you are challenged to ponder further this week? ___________________________________________________