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1 Peter 2:11-12 *NKJV*
11 Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul, 12 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.

What dynamic do you think Peter has in mind when he
talks about living such a good life that even non-followers of Jesus will be

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Asked by rhanford at 5:57 PM on Aug. 4, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • It reads to me, "Walk the walk if you're gonna talk the talk."

    BE the example.

    Answer by gdiamante at 7:15 PM on Aug. 4, 2009

  • I think Peter was saying that others will see the way that you are living and see that you are very happy and they will want to have what you have.. Jesus Christ :)

    Answer by hinson7169 at 8:43 PM on Aug. 4, 2009

  • Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims (1Pe 2:11),

    Commentary by Chuck Smith
    Now he's talking about your relationship to the Lord. The Bible says "love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. He that hath the love of the world in his heart hath not the love of the Father. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eye, the pride of life, is not of God" (1 John 2:16), but it is a part of the whole worldly system. You are not of the world. You're a stranger. You're a pilgrim. As a stranger and a pilgrim,

    abstain from the fleshly lusts (1Pe 2:11),

    "All that is of the world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes," "abstain from these fleshly lusts,"

    which war against your soul (1Pe 2:11);

    They would destroy you.



    Answer by lynnsl at 9:43 PM on Aug. 4, 2009

  • cont.
    Having your manner of life honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they behold, glorify God in the day of visitation (1Pe 2:12).

    "So live a life that is a witness before the world. They may say ugly things to you. They may sneer at you. They may mock you. But let your life be a witness that when the Lord raptures you, they're going to say, Wow, that guy was right, you know. He was really a neat guy, you know, he was all right. He did the right thing, you know, oh man. So, they will."


    Answer by lynnsl at 9:44 PM on Aug. 4, 2009

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