1Peter Chapter 3

Good Morning y’all…Welcome to day 3 of our journey through 1 Peter.  I thank God for helping us make it this far.
Today we look at chapter 3. This chapter is full of instructions on how to conduct our selves as Wives, Husbands and as a believer in general. I noticed Peter devoted 6 verses to instructions for wives and only one verse for the husband!..I wonder why 🙂
I’m using the SOAP method today. For those who are joining us for the 1st time, pls refer to my welcome blog for more info on the SOAP method.

Here we go:)

S- Scriptures that stood out for me

1 Peter 3:4 CEVUS06 – Be beautiful in your heart by being gentle and quiet. This kind of beauty will last, and God considers it very special.

1 Peter 3: 9 CEVUS06 – Don’t be hateful and insult people just because they are hateful and insult you. Instead, treat everyone with kindness. You are God’s chosen ones, and he will bless you. The Scripture say,….

1 Peter 3:15 CEVUS06 – Honor Christ and let him be the Lord of your life. Always be ready to give an answer when someone asks you about your hope.

O – Observations
O1) The way we live our lives as Christians carries a lot of power and influence. It can either win people over to God or draw them away from God. (Ponder on this for a while)
O2)  Focus on developing and cultivating inner beauty as opposed to external beauty. External beauty is good but it can only take us so far…God is giving us the key to everlasting beauty which is to “develop a gentle and quiet spirit”. Our beauty will shine through from the inside out when we do this. Taking care of the external should NEVER have more priority over taking care of the internal.
O3) Honor God…Google told me definition of honor is to “regard with great respect”. Let’s regard God with great respect and give him full control and ownership of our lives.
O4) Key to a happy life is to: stop saying cruel things, quit lying, do good instead of evil at all times and pursue peace.
O5) Always be ready to share your faith with others

A -Application
A1) consciously make an effort to ensure our life honors God today and won’t make others question/doubt our relationship with him. Especially with our speech and how we react to people and situation around us.
A2) Do good to someone today even if we are treated badly. Lets make an effort by God’s grace to not retaliate.
A3 ) Trust God to help us live and deal peaceably with all today. (I need this one a lot 🙂 especially at work which is where I spend most of my day during the week hence where I have the most impact.)

P- Prayer
Dear Lord thanks once again for choosing us and for the privilege to learn at your feet. Thanks for opening our eyes to see the standard that you require of us. Give us the grace today to begin to make changes where required. Help us to keep our tongues from lying, to do good to others even if we feel they don’t deserve it, to say kind words and pursue peace with all. Let our lives honor you thereby leading others to you. Thank you for entrusting us with the good news. We love you so very much. All this we ask and believe we have received In Jesus Name.

Thanks for taking the time to read now it’s ur turn to SOAP the chapter. All you need to do is reply to the thread 🙂

Have a blessed day y’all and rem you are probably the only Bible those around you will read. Let’s make Jesus proud today 🙂

Much love
Jumbug

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