PEOPLE: 1 Peter 2:12 tells the people inside the church how to behave toward the people outside the church. This is a verse that we really need today! It says: Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.
We hear a lot these days about how the people of the world mistreat Christians. Isn’t that EXACTLY what the Bible tells us to expect?
And here is the best response: Live such a good life that they have to give glory to God.
Father in heaven, let us live solely for your eyes, and let your purity and love shape us so that people can’t help but see your goodness shining through.