1 Peter 2:11-12
The question Peter is attempting to answer for the people is, “What shall I do when my friends and family don’t believe? Who mock? And, at times, punish me?” It’s the kind of questions we ask today in our society. In a growing age of distrust for institutions, churches and leaders, how should we behave as Christians? For some, they respond with fighting for fairness and justice. Which is one way of handling it. Peter’s view is to honor those who are governing. You may oppose their view, but do so with respect. Peter see’s us as aliens in a foreign land. Our home, is not this earth, but our home is heaven. It is not that we should be waiting or seeking escape. But how do we function in this world?