1 Peter 3:8-13

The Moral Government of God
1 Peter 3:8-13

Summary of the Behavior that Becomes Us as Christians (3:8-9)

8 Finally, be all (1) of one mind, (2) sympathising, (3) full of brotherly love, (4) tender hearted, (5) humble minded; 9 (6) not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing; (7) but on the contrary, blessing others, because ye have been called to this, that ye should inherit blessing. vv.8-9 Seven things that should characterize us as Christians:
  1. Unity.
  2. Sympathy.
  3. Affection.
  4. Empathy.
  5. Humility.
  6. Not retaliating.
  7. Kindness.

The Principle of God’s Moral Government (3:10-13)

10 For “he that will love life and see good days,” let him “cause his tongue to cease from evil and his lips that they speak no guile.” 11 And “let him avoid evil, and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it;” 12 because the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears towards their supplications;” but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.” [Psalm 34:12-16]
13 And who shall injure you if ye have become imitators of that which is good?