Finding Home: Live Respectfully - 1 Peter 2:11-25
Continuing through our series “Finding Home” this weekend we will learn about what it means to live Godly lives in an ungodly culture. With an intense political election right around the corner, it is important that we, as Christians, do not fall into the temptation to slander those who disagree with us politically or to disrespect the leaders in charge. We need to speak and live respectfully in every aspect of our lives in order to rightly represent the Gospel of Christ. 1 Peter 2:11-12 says,
“Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul. 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.”
When we live uprightly, God’s glory is made known to those around us. As we enter into worship together, we have the opportunity to surrender to God’s plan and trust Him through it all. No matter what happens politically, God is still God. He is still holy. He is still loving and desires that all men know Him. Above all, He is still worthy of all praise. May the chorus of “My Heart Is Yours” be the heartbeat of our church:
And all to Jesus I surrender,
All to You I freely give.
Oh I will ever love and trust You,
In Your presence I will live.