Tag Archives: 1 Peter 2:13-17; good citizens; good Christians

Waste Not God’s Mandate to Be A Good Citizen

“Make the Master proud of you by being good citizens.

Respect the authorities, whatever their level; they are God’s emissaries for keeping order.

It is God’s will that by doing good, you might cure the ignorance of the fools who think you’re a danger to society.

Exercise your freedom by serving God, not by breaking the rules.

Treat everyone you meet with dignity.

Love your spiritual family.

Revere God.

Respect the government.”

‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭2:13-17‬ ‭MSG‬‬

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Show respect for the offices of power

Show respect for civil law

Show that love conquers fear

Show yourself to be one who can

Cross the street, shake a neighbor’s hand

Keep the peace, follow God’s plan

Which never includes giving up what you believe

Or keeping your opinions up your sleeve.

Instead it is up to you and me, to be

Prayerful first, exhibiting courage based on kindness

Not empty mindedness.

To echo scripture:  Revere God, respect, love, and serve

Go over the top, give more than others seem to deserve

Waste not the mandate to be a good citizen.