Peter has been teaching us to live as a holy nation, a chosen race, and as Godâ€™s people who have received mercy. Last week we saw that we are to yield to every human institution. We do this for the Lordâ€™s sake so that people in the world will see our good works and glorify God, though for now they malign you now. In verse 16 Peter told us to â€œlive as servants of God.â€ Peter is in the midst of discussing the attitude of service and submission as a reflection of being the people of God.
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