Though we are citizens of another Kingdom serving a higher King, we must during our time of exile, submit ourselves to the authority that God has placed us under, in order that we may fulfill God’s purposes and be a witness to the watching world.
Peter teaches us that we (believers) are a gospel community with a holy calling built on Christ our Cornerstone.
We need to grow up because God gave us a new life that is only satisfied by the goodness of God that comes from drinking deeply in the Word of God.
The battle for hope and holiness in a hostile world starts in the mind, reminding us of who we are in Christ. We are called to set our hope on the grace of God and set our lives apart for the holiness of God.
If you are a Christian, you have a living hope and lasting inheritance in Jesus that enables us to live as a stranger and sufferer in a broken, hostile world.