I Peter 2:1-13
The Head corner stone , Jesus Christ the sure foundation
Peter incited believer against uncharitableness , he point out how the believer's priviledge is attain through Christ who is the Chief and head corner stone of our salvation the foundation on which our hope is built.
Therefore, laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking, as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby, if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious.The Chosen Stone and His Chosen People.Coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious, you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.Therefore it is also contained in the Scripture,“Behold, I lay in Zion A chief cornerstone, elect, precious,And he who believes on Him will by no means be put to shame.” Therefore, to you who believe, He is precious; but to those who are disobedient, The stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief cornerstone, and“A stone of stumbling And a rock of offense.”They stumble, being disobedient to the word, to which they also were appointed.
But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.
Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul, having your conduct honorable among the Gentiles, that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may, by your good works which they observe, glorify God in the day of visitation.Submission to Government
Therefore submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake, whether to the king as supreme, or to governors, as to those who are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and for the praise of those who do good. For this is the will of God, that by doing good you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men— as free, yet not using liberty as a cloak for vice, but as bondservants of God. Honor all people. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.
Live for God :Believing Christian can encourage others who are suffering by showing mercy, humility and kindness to them. Consider this: is there anything more frail than a human who have been hurt deep within , although they show strength on the outside , there is a barrage of pain that bombard the inside : We are messengers, sent to minister to the weary heart , just the way that God Himself would.
If any man thirst , Let him ask now ,
Father I thirst for you , I come to you , I lay my burden down before you, forgive me of my sins and make me be free unto you.I confess my fault in exchange for a life with you ,cleanse me and make me whole, that I may live my life loving you, believing in you , serving you , I now commit my life to you. AMEN.