From Pastor Perry

10/22/2015 1 Peter 2:18-25

1 Peter 2:18–25 (ESV)
Submission to Authority  (Part 2)
18 Servants, be subject to your masters with all respect, not only to the good and gentle but also to the unjust. 19 For this is a gracious thing, when, mindful of God, one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly. 20 For what credit is it if, when you sin and are beaten for it, you endure? But if when you do good and suffer for it you endure, this is a gracious thing in the sight of God. 21 For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps. 22 He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth. 23 When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly. 24 He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. 25 For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.

The 4th Commandment is “Honor your Father and Mother.”  Luther writes: “What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we do not despise or anger our parents and other authorities, but honor them, serve and obey them, love and cherish them.”  Peter is addressing this issue, or maybe I should say Martin Luther is building off of what Peter writes in today’s passage.  Peter takes this issue straight to the cross, “because Christ also suffered for you.”

I pray: O Lord, you are my Shepherd and Overseer.  Help me to serve you and all who have authority over me with respect.  Christ loved me by going to the cross for my sins, help me to love others by taking them to the cross so that they can see your love for them.  Amen.

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