11/24/19: 1 Peter 2:11-3:7; Psalm 119:49-64; Proverbs 28:12-13

1 Peter 211 Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul. 12 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. 

An important instruction to the first century church and certainly an equally important message to us today.  Commentator William Barclay wrote:

Here is our challenge and our inspiration. It is by the loveliness of our daily life and conduct that we must commend Christianity to those who do not believe.  

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