Tuesday, May 3, 2016

1 Peter, Day 2 Readings

Holy Living in the World   

Today's reading offers more details about how Christians are supposed to live in holy ways.  They are to turn away from their dishonest, human ways, and instead hunger and seek out God's truth exemplified by Jesus.  In doing so, they will allow Christ to mold them into a new kind of people -- God's new, chosen nation.

While they should still live in the wider world, Christians in some ways become outsiders.  They must still maintain good and honorable relationships with their neighbors.  However, they must turn away from the misguided values of society and instead focus on God's values.

Read 1 Peter 2:1-12  (NIV)   (NRSV)   (CEB)
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Reading the Bible in Its Entirety

If you are planning to read the Bible in its entirety, you should read 1 Peter 2:1-12 today.