First Peter reminds us that, even in the worst circumstances, the Christian discovers comfort in who they are and what they are called to do. Whether we find ourselves suffering with a bad spouse, a bad boss, or even a bad government, we can and should live above the world in our attitude and our actions.
1 Peter 2:13-17 • Honorable Duty, Part 1
When governments fail us (and even persecute us) what is our Christian duty? What does honorable conduct among the unbelieving world look like? First Peter was written to comfort suffering Christians. It tells believers how to think and act in an evil society ran by an evil government.